Everything to know so far about the star-studded Dexter prequel, Original Sin

Set in 1991 Miami, the show follows Dexter as he transitions from student to avenging serial killer.

Dexter Morgan is back, though years younger with a penchant for murder in the hit series’ upcoming prequel, Dexter: Original Sin.

Over 12 years since the OG crime drama concluded and two years since its short-lived spin-off Dexter: New Blood, fans are set to be transported back to 1991 where a young Dexter shifts from everyday man to, well, a murderer.

Showtime and Paramount+ announced their plans for a prequel in February 2023. However, don’t count on seeing Michael C Hall, who originated the Dexter role, in the new instalment.

Dexter. Showtime.

“I don’t think it’s a good idea for me to play a young Dexter at this point,” he admitted during a Q&A at Steel City Con in 2023.

“I think that ship sailed even before we started shooting the [original] series, but I’m open to the possibility.”

So, what do we know so far about Dexter: Original Sin?

Official synopsis

Set in 1991 Miami, DEXTER: ORIGINAL SIN follows Dexter as he transitions from student to avenging serial killer.

When his bloodthirsty urges can’t be ignored any longer, Dexter must learn to channel his inner darkness.

With the guidance of his father, Harry, he adopts a Code designed to help him find and kill people who deserve to be eliminated from society without getting on law enforcements’ radar.

This is a particular challenge for young Dexter as he begins a forensics internship at the Miami Metro Police Department.    

When and how can you watch Dexter: Original Sin?

At the time of writing, there’s no date for when the prequel series will premiere.

However, we know its first season will be 10 episodes.

Who is in the cast?

On May 23, 2024, it was announced that Shadow and Bone star Patrick Gibson will step into the role of Dexter, while Golden Globe winner Christian Slater will play the young murderer’s adoptive father.

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Patrick Gibson. Netflix.

Molly Brown has been tapped to portray Dexter’s younger sister Debra.

On June 20, Grey’s Anatomy alum Patrick Dempsey was announced to be part of the series, too.

He’ll portray Aaron Specer, the Captain of the Miami Metro Homicide team.

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Patrick Dempsey. ABC.

Is there a trailer?

No, but once there is, you’ll be able to find it right here!

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