Dexter revival bringing back dead character from original series

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Photo credit: Showtime
Photo credit: Showtime

Dexter's forthcoming revival series is resurrecting the Trinity Killer.

Portrayed by Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award winner John Lithgow, the character (real name Arthur Mitchell) first cropped up in season 4 before becoming a firm fan-favourite.

Eventually, the family man-cum-murderer was despatched by Michael C Hall's Dexter Morgan with a hammer, leaving the actor's involvement here a strange one to call.

Photo credit: Showtime
Photo credit: Showtime

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Deadline reports that Lithgow is filming his scenes in Los Angeles this week, but whether or not these are flashbacks is yet to be specified.

Previously, Hall himself weighed in on the ongoing fan discussion surrounding the original show's conclusion, and how that's influenced the revival.

"It's a conversation that's been ongoing, and different possibilities have emerged over the years. I think in this case, the story that's being told is worth telling in a way that other proposals didn't, and I think enough time has passed where it's become intriguing in a way that it wasn't before.

Photo credit: Showtime
Photo credit: Showtime

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"And let's be real: people found the way that show left things pretty unsatisfying, and there's always been a hope that a story would emerge that would be worth telling," he elaborated.

"I include myself in the group of people that wondered, 'What the hell happened to that guy?' So I'm excited to step back into it. I've never had that experience of playing a character this many years on."

Dexter will return this autumn on Showtime in the US.

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