Patrick Dempsey joins Dexter prequel Original Sin

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21 Jun 2024, 15:42

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Patrick Dempsey swaps scrubs for a badge in the new Dexter prequel!

Patrick Dempsey, famously known as McDreamy from Grey's Anatomy, is trading his hospital whites for a Miami Metro Homicide badge in the much-anticipated Dexter prequel, Dexter: Original Sin.

That's right, Dempsey is back on the small screen, and this time, he's diving into the dark and twisty world of our favourite avenging serial killer.



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Dempsey is set to portray Aaron Spencer, the Captain of Miami Metro Homicide. He’ll have a decades-long relationship with Harry Morgan, played by the ever-charismatic Christian Slater.

Move over, Meredith Grey, there's a new dynamic duo in town!

The prequel, which kicked off production in Miami earlier this month, promises to take us back to where it all began.

Alongside Dempsey, the cast includes Patrick Gibson as the young Dexter Morgan, Molly Brown as Debra Morgan, James Martinez as Angel Batista, Christina Milian as Maria LaGuerta, Alex Shimizu as Vince Masuka, and Reno Wilson as the new character, Bobby Watt.

Fans of the original series will recall David Zayas, Lauren Vélez, and C. S. Lee portraying Batista, LaGuerta, and Masuka, respectively.

Set in 1991, a good 15 years before Dexter's dark debut, Original Sin will follow our favourite forensic-turned-serial killer as he transitions from an ordinary student to the avenging vigilante we all love.

According to the official logline, Dexter’s bloodthirsty urges become impossible to ignore, leading him to channel his inner darkness. With the guidance of his father, Harry (Slater), Dexter adopts a Code to help him eliminate those who deserve it, all while avoiding the ever-watchful eye of law enforcement.

The added twist? Young Dexter will begin a forensics internship at the Miami Metro Police Department, bringing new meaning to 'keeping your enemies close'.

Showtime Studios and Counterpart Studios are producing this tantalizing prequel, with Clyde Phillips, the original showrunner and executive producer, returning to helm the project.

Additional executive producers include Scott Reynolds, Michael C. Hall (who immortalized Dexter in the original series), Mary Leah Sutton, Tony Hernandez, and Lilly Burns. Robert Lloyd Lewis is on board as producer, with Michael Lehmann serving as the directing executive producer.

The original Dexter series, which aired from 2006 to 2013, captivated audiences with its unique blend of dark humour, moral ambiguity, and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

Twice named one of AFI’s top 10 television series, and lauded by the Writers Guild of America as one of the 101 Best Written TV Series, Dexter truly knew how to "kill" it in the ratings.

In 2021, Showtime brought back Michael C. Hall for Dexter: New Blood, a reboot that picked up 10 years after the original finale.

While it ran for two seasons, its shocking conclusion left fans craving more.

Enter Dexter: Original Sin, ready to stitch up our broken hearts and take us back to the golden era of the dark avenger.

So, sharpen those knives and get ready to dive into Dexter’s twisted world once more.

With Patrick Dempsey joining the fray, Dexter: Original Sin is set to be a bloody good time!