3:05pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Dexter' Revival Enlists Director Marcos Siega (Exclusive)
Showtime's Dexter revival is enlisting another familiar face for its return.
Marcos Siega has signed on to exec produce and direct six of the 10-episode revival starring Michael C. Hall.
Set 10 years after Dexter Morgan went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, the revival sees the character now living under an assumed name in a world away from Miami, per Showtime's official logline.
Siega had been a frequent collaborator of returning Dexter showrunner Clyde Phillips and directed nine episodes of the series — two of which were written by Phillips. Siega's credits include helming The CW's Batwoman pilot and directing HBO Max's The Flight Attendant. His credits include True Blood, Veronica Mars, Tyrant, Blindspot and The Following. He's repped by UTA and Goodman Genow.
The Dexter revival will be again run by Phillips and is technically considered a closed-ended revival though it does continue the original series. Dexter, which Phillips left halfway through its run, ended in 2013 with Hall's Dexter Morgan going on self-imposed exile as a lumberjack and living a solitary life.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter's TV's Top 5 podcast, Phillips said, "We basically do get to start from scratch. … Ten years, or however many years, have passed by the time this will air, and the show will reflect that time passage. So far as the ending of the show, this will have no resemblance to how the original finale was. It’s a great opportunity to write a second finale."
Phillips noted the revival would offer an opportunity to make things right with viewers after the critically panned series finale. "We’re not undoing anything," he said. “We’re not going to betray the audience and say, ‘Whoops, that was all a dream.’ What happened in the first eight years, happened in the first eight years.”
Siega exec produces alongside Phillips, Hall, John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Bill Carraro and Scott Reynolds.
Production is scheduled to begin early next year for planned fall 2021 premiere.