How Debra Morgan & The Trinity Killer Will Return for ‘Dexter’

by | Jul 14, 2021

Showtime’s upcoming revival of Dexter has already got fans super excited about it’s return, but with more and more cast members being confirmed, many have been wondering exactly what will be happening in the new limited series. Arthur Mitchell a.k.a. the Trinity Killer, had already been announced to return, despite being dead since the end of series four, and now Deadline confirm that actress Jennifer Carpenter will be returning as darkly dreaming Dexter’s potty mouthed sister Debra Morgan. And yes…Debra is also dead. 

John Lithgow, who brought the Trinity Killer to life, spoke with Deadline about his return and he wanted to clear up a few things about his, and Debra’s, return.

“As all Dexter fans know, we saw the end of the Trinity Killer, so that by definition means it’s a flashback…” 

Yes Dexter fans, sadly Debra and other dead character will only be appearing as flashbacks. Lithgow revealed that he worked for one day—”in fact, one afternoon” on the new show. However, Lithgow’s comments do not really delve into any details, so it’s still very possible that we may get the original ending that was envisioned for the Bay Harbor Butcher! 

“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.”

Clyde Phillips served as an executive producer and showrunner on Dexter in the early years, leaving after series four, which was in fact the year we met Trinity. With Clyde returning for the limited 10 series episode, it’s very possible that he is bringing his original ending into fruition. Talking with E-online back in 2013, he spoke about how he wanted Dexter to End.

In the very last scene of the series, Dexter wakes up. And everybody is going to think, ‘Oh, it was a dream.’ And then the camera pulls back and back and back and then we realize, ‘No, it’s not a dream.’ Dexter’s opening his eyes and he’s on the execution table at the Florida Penitentiary. They’re just starting to administer the drugs and he looks out through the window to the observation gallery.

“And in the gallery are all the people that Dexter killed—including the Trinity Killer and the Ice Truck Killer (his brother Rudy), LaGuerta who he was responsible killing, Doakes who he’s arguably responsible for, Rita, who he’s arguably responsible for, Lila. All the big deaths, and also whoever the weekly episodic kills were. They are all there.

The new series will mostly introduce new characters, including Clancy Brown, Julia Jones, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah and Jack Alcott, all set to be part of Dexter’s latest, and possible last, story. 

More news as it dug up!


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