February 6, 2023

Showtime has announced two new projects based within the Dexter universe. A straight-to-series order has been placed for 'Dexter: Origins' and a new version of 'Dexter: New Blood' is being developed.

The news does not come as a surprise considering that 2021's 'Dexter: New Blood' proved that audiences are still craving more of the serial killer drama after the limited series became the most-watched series in Showtime history.

'Dexter: Origins' will serve as a prequel series following a young Dexter Morgan at the outset of his transition into the avenging serial killer he would become. Set in the Miami that was a hotbed of real serial killers of his time, Dexter is about to join Miami Metro after graduating from college.

'Dexter: New Blood' will be a new incarnation of the 2021 drama focused on Dexter's son Harrison, who survived his tumultuous reintroduction with his father and flees to New York City where he must wrestle with his own violent nature and whether, like his father, he too is compelled to kill. The show is being described as a new version of 'New Blood' rather than a second season.