Dexter Revival TV Show Casts Clancy Brown As The Main Villain

The actor who voices Mr. Krabs on SpongeBob is the main bad guy in the new TV show coming in 2021.

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Actor Clancy Brown has been cast in a major role for the new Dexter TV show that's coming to Showtime. It has been announced that Brown will play the primary villain in the revival series.

According to Variety, Brown will play the character Kurt Caldwell, who is the main antagonist of the new Dexter show. "Caldwell is described as the unofficial mayor of the small town of Iron Lake. He's realized the American dream by going from driving big rigs, just like his father did, to now owning several trucks and the local truck stop," reads Variety's description. "Powerful, generous, loved by everyone--he's a true man of the people. If he's got your back, consider yourself blessed. But should you cross Kurt, or hurt anyone that he cares for, God help you."

The Caldwell character has big shoes to fill as a villain in the Dexter universe, as John Lithgow's character from the original show, the Trinity killer, was a high point for the series.

Brown voices Mr. Krabs on SpongeBob Squarepants. He also played one of the guards in the Stephen King movie Shawshank Redemption and had a role in the video game movie Warcraft, while more recently appearing in Showtime's Billions.

In the world of video games, Brown lent his voice and likeness to the Quantic Dream PS4 game Detroit: Become Human, in which he played the detective Hank.

10 episodes of the new Dexter series are coming to Showtime. The show is slated to premiere this fall, so filming is likely due to begin soon.

Clyde Phillips, who was the showrunner for Dexter for seasons 1-4, is coming back for the revival series. And Michael C. Hall, who played Dexter, is coming back as well.

Just recently, Hall spoke about the divisive ending to the original Dexter, what convinced him to return, and why he thinks it's the right time for a Dexter revival.

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No mention of Rawhide in Buckaroo Banzai? I'm disappointed.

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As much as I hated the last season of Dexter, I'm still excited in watching this.

I mean the final season of Dexter might be among the worst TV along with the last season of Lost.

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Story-wise, this entire show can't be saved unless they retcon that last - god fucking awful hour of a nonsensical fever dream - episode.

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Mr.Crabs is gonna be the new killer? sweet!!

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@bigbeanie: Plot twist, he always ways.
Enjoy that secret ingredient, me boy.

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Clancy Brown is legit. Loved him as the drill sergeant in Starship Troopers.

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@phattsao: The Kurgan!

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@phattsao: Same, loved him in Detroit: Become Human too

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Clancy Brown was the villain in the original Highlander movie. That's probably his biggest role. He's been acting longer than most of us have been alive.

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Clancy Brown was the villain in the original Highlander movie. That's probably his biggest role. He's been acting longer than most of us have been alive.

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Is it kind of spoilerish to announce who the villain and the name of the character?

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@alienfreaks04: Not if they reveal he's a new target within the first episode, which Dexter had pretty much done in season 4 with Lithgow.

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