'Dexter' Prequel Reportedly Happening, Starts Filming Very Soon

Filming is reportedly slated to begin in the coming months.

Fans of the Showtime drama Dexter who are eager to learn about the title character's beginnings have a prequel, Dexter: Origins, to look forward to. Per Cinemaholic, the series is set to begin production in Los Angeles this summer and serves as a prequel to Dexter. While casting details have been kept under wraps, Clyde Phillips, who developed the 2021-2022 sequel series Dexter: New Blood, is the showrunner of the upcoming prequel. The franchise is based on Jeff Lindsay's book series of the same title.

The prequel is set in Miami and explores the formative years of Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), chronicling the evolution of his infamous work as a serial killer as documented in the mothership series. According to reports, the new series may start with Dexter's graduation from college and his induction into the Miami police force. 

The character's father Harry and his sister Deb will presumably be a central part of the story and provide a fresh perspective into the dysfunctional familial dynamics that shaped Dexter's journey. According to reports, the new series will also merge narratives involving real-life serial killers from the 1980s.

When Showtime first revealed plans for new shows in the Dexter universe, Phillips stated he "couldn't be more excited" about the expansion noting, "It's a privilege to contemplate going even deeper with these complex and iconic characters—and the stories, themes, and possibilities they inspire."