Dexter Revival Casts Paralympian Actor Katy Sullivan
The upcoming Dexter revival is adding more new cast members to match its new setting.
We're not sure if we're ready for a revival of Showtime's Dexter series, but it's coming whether we like it or not. As the show begins to ramp up production, it's also adding new cast members. Actor Katy Sullivan, a former Paralympian and Paralympic analyst, has joined the cast according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sullivan will play the part of Esther, a dispatcher at the Iron Lake Police Station. As an actor, Sullivan has also appeared in shows like NCIS: New Orleans, My Name is Earl, and Last Man Standing. As an athlete, Sullivan is a four-time U.S. champion in the 100-meter dash, who set a U.S. record in the event at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, where she came in sixth in the world. Afterward, she worked as an analyst for NBC during the 2016 Brazil Paralympic Games.
The Dexter revival is set 10 years after the much-maligned ending of the original series. Dexter Morgan, once again played by Michael C. Hall, now lives under a different name in upstate New York. Cast members include Clancy Brown as the antagonist, as well as Jamie Chung, Oscar Wahlberg, Michal Cyril Creighton, Julia Jones, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, Jack Alcott, and more. Original showrunner Clyde Phillips returns to run the revival and produce alongside Hall. The show is currently set to run for 10 episodes as a closed-ended revival.
Hall addressed the ending of the original series in an interview with the The Daily Beast, saying that "people found the way the show left things pretty unsatisfying, and that there's always been a hope that a story would emerge that would be worth telling. I include myself in the group of people that wondered, 'What the hell happened to that guy?' The revival acts as a sequel to the series that acknowledges the original ending.
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