'Dexter' Revival Adds Clancy Brown as Primary Villain

Showtime's Dexter revival has found its bad guy.

Clancy Brown (Billions, Emergence) will star opposite Michael C. Hall in the limited series, which reunites Hall and Dexter's first showrunner, Clyde Phillips. He'll play a character named Kurt Caldwell, the unofficial mayor of a small town called Iron Lake and be the primary antagonist for Hall's avenging serial killer.

Kurt is a former big rig driver and now owner of several trucks and the local truck stop. A man of the people, he's loved by everyone in town; if he's got your back, consider yourself blessed. Should anyone cross him, or hurt someone he loves, however, God help them.

Showtime announced the Dexter revival in October, with an eye toward a fall 2021 premiere date. The series would resume eight years after a widely panned series finale that found Dexter faking his own death and going into self-imposed exile working as a lumberjack.

Phillips, who has an overall deal at Showtime and CBS Studios, told The Hollywood Reporter's TV's Top 5 podcast that the limited series "isn't Dexter season nine." Instead, he said, "this was an opportunity to write a second finale for the show."

Phillips and Hall are executive producing with director Marcos Siega (who will helm six of 10 episodes), John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro and Scott Reynolds.

Brown's recent live-action credits include Promising Young Woman, The Crown and ABC's Emergence and Schooled. He's also a prolific voice actor, most notably playing Mr. Krabs on SpongeBob SquarePants.

TVLine first reported the news.