John Lithgow Returns As Trinity Killer For Dexter Revival

Dexter will be coming back to Showtime later this year.

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Actor John Lithgow will be revisiting his role as the Trinity Killer in the upcoming Dexter revival season, according to Deadline. It's also being reported that Lithgow will "only film for about a day or so," which, if true, indicates the character's return will not command a sizable amount of screen time.

Even if that proves to be the case, regardless, it's safe to assume Trinity Killer's presence will be pretty impactful in the next batch of episodes. In the show's previous run, Lithgow's character loomed as a revered, feared, and twisted father figure for the titular character's serial killer trying to make peace with his demons. Deadline is also reporting Lithgow's filming will take place next week, which means it's reasonable for further details--including, for example, a longer shoot than initially reported--to come out after the fact.

Filming for the Dexter revival first got underway in Boston back in January. These upcoming 10 episodes, set in upstate New York, are intended to give a proper sendoff to the series. All that's known is that these episodes will not retcon everything that happened in the series' previous 2013 finale, which moved forward without showrunner Clyde Phillips' involvement. Phillips recently said he doesn't want fans to think of this as Dexter Season 9.

Joining Michael C. Hall (who plays antihero Dexter) and Clancy Brown (who will be playing the new main villain)--also known as Mr. Krabs on SpongeBob--will be Julia Jones (The Mandalorian), Alano Miller (Sylvie's Love), Johnny Sequoyah (Believe), and Jack Alcott (The Good Lord Bird). Thanks to a new teaser that was released back in April, we know that the Dexter revival will hit Showtime sometime later this year.

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