Jennifer Carpenter returns for Showtime Revival as (Dead) Debra

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About two weeks after it was revealed that John Lithgow would resurrect his late Trinity Killer for the quasi-ninth season, TVLine can confirm that Jennifer charpentierDebra, also dead, will also appear in the 10-episode sequel.

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A representative for Showtime declined to comment. Lithgow, meanwhile, alludes to Deadline that he and Carpenter would briefly introduce themselves via ‘flashback’, adding, “It was just wonderful joining this gang – including Michael [C. Hall] and Jennifer Carpenter and [exec producer] Clyde Phillips.

Rumors of Debra’s possible return started swirling around last March when Carpenter – who was killed in the 2013 series finale – shared on Instagram a photo of her on set adorned with Deb’s iconic horizontal stripes.

As previously reported, Dexter 2.0 – which premieres this fall – picks up nearly a decade after the largely exhausted final, with Dexter now residing in the Small fictional town of Iron Lake in upstate New York. Veteran character actor Clancy Brown (Carnival and billion) will play the main antagonist of the revival Kurt Caldwell, the unofficial mayor of Iron Lake (watch the trailer).

The cast also includes GoliathJulia Jones (as Iron Lake’s first Native American police chief), Underground and Joan the Virgin alum Alano Miller (as Sergeant Iron Lake PD) and Lovecraft Country‘s Jamie Chung (as a famous Los Angeles true crime podcaster who finds herself caught up in the still-obscure central mystery).

Phillips said in a recent interview that revival would not correct / acknowledge any perceived wrongs specific to that original finale. “We are not destroying anything,” he said. “We’re not going to betray the audience and say, ‘Oops, this was all a dream. “What happened in the first eight years happened in the first eight years.

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