Dexter Season 9 Takes Place Over The Course Of Two Weeks
The upcoming revival season of Dexter, which sees Michael C. Hall return as the titular serial killer, will take place over the course of two weeks.
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Season 9 of Dexter takes place over the course of two weeks. Back in 2013, the beloved Showtime series aired what was believed to be its final episode. After leaving his life in Miami behind, the season 8 finale sees Dexter (Michael C. Hall) relocating to a remote town in Oregon to become a lumberjack, an ending which many thought was out of place, unearned, and quickly became one of the most reviled series finales in television history.
Now, Clyde Phillips, the original showrunner who departed the series after season 4, is back for a revival season, officially titled New Blood. Phillips is very aware of the fan response to the season 8 finale and is on a mission to redeem the series. Original series stars, Hall, John Lithgow, and Jennifer Carpenter are all on board for the revival. A recently released image revealed that Dexter’s son Harrison (Jack Alcott), will also return. Season 9 will find the titular serial killer in a small fictional town in upstate New York, and now it is known how long its narrative will span.
According to a recent report from Variety which interviewed Hall, Phillips, and Carpenter about the upcoming revival, season 9 “takes place over the course of approximately two weeks in Dexter’s life.” However, neither the showrunner nor anyone else on the New Blood team would say whether the 10th episode of the revival season provides a conclusive ending, leaving the door open to future installments.
In the interview, Hall also revealed that Dexter has been living as a nomad during the eight years that have passed since the season 8 finale, before settling down in the snowy town of Iron Lake for the upcoming season. Due to trailers and other parts of Dexter’s promotional campaign, there have been plenty of teases so far regarding what he will be up to in this small town. There, Dexter has been living under the alias Jim Lindsay and struggling to suppress his dark passenger while also developing a romantic relationship with the Chief of Police, Angela (Julia Jones). Considering that Debra died in the season 8 finale, she will be taking on the role of Dexter’s moral compass which his adoptive father Harry (James Remar) previously played.
Season 9 will only consist of 10 episodes, as opposed to the previous 8 which were all 12-episode seasons. For that reason, it is probably wise for its narrative to span a shorter timeframe. This season also seems to be a more personal, family-oriented story for Dexter, so it’s only fitting that its smaller-scale story matches its small-town vibe.