Michael C. Hall Felt Creeped Out By Playing Dexter Again In New Blood

Michael C. Hall felt a sense of creepiness reprising Dexter Morgan in Dexter: New Blood. Hall has played the titular character for eight seasons and is returning to reprise Dexter in the much-awaited limited series Dexter: New Blood that will take place ten years after the finale. Clyde Phillips has been brought back as the showrunner after departing the original series at the end of season 4, and the revival will feature ten episodes with a mix of brand new cast members and original Dexter characters.

Dexter season 9 will be sharply different than the original series, as previous New Blood trailers have confirmed, with Dexter Morgan having relocated to a visually and geographically different location in the snowy town of Iron Lake in upstate New York. Due to his new location and hidden identity now that he is operating under the alias of Jim Lindsay, he will be surrounded by an entirely different community of people, which will be unfamiliar to fans who have watched the entire original run and saw Dexter working at a police station in tropical Miami.

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In an interview with ET Online, Hall talked about returning to play Dexter Morgan in the reboot after so many years, recalling that he was a little surprised and creeped out that he was able to familiarize and blend in so quickly with the character again, which gave him a lot of awareness and mixed feelings. Hall's statement can be viewed below:

"It was really wild. I didn’t know really what to expect but I found that once I showed up and started shooting that he was still very, very much alive. He was still very familiar. He is obviously in a completely different context [and] has come a long way from where we left him but he was still very available to me, which was reassuring and creepy."

Hall has received consistent acclaim for his depiction of Dexter Morgan, receiving many accolades for playing Dexter. Even though he has played Dexter for eight seasons, Hall is certainly not anything like the serial killer and as an actor, it must be challenging to interpret a complex character as Dexter and find humanity within his crimes and demons. Therefore, it is understandable that Hall would have opposing reactions and feel a bit terrified of how well and quickly he was able to step back into Dexter's shoes, yet perhaps that is what is needed to portray him.

Regardless, Dexter is Hall's best known performance, which speaks to his outstanding portrayal and there is no doubt that will continue when Dexter: New Blood premieres on Showtime November 7. The new cast will include Clancy Brown as the central villain, Julia Jones as Dexter's new girlfriend, Jack Alcott as his son Harrison, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, Michael Cyril Creighton, and Jamie Chung. There has already been multiple photos and trailers to tease Dexter: New Blood and fans can expect to have the same feelings as Hall did when the series finally returns.

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Source: ET Online

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