According to a source close to Variety, Jennifer Carpenter will reprise her role of Deb Morgan in Showtime’s 10-episode revival. The report notes that Showtime declined to comment on the casting, so nothing has officially been confirmed yet.
However, one of Carpenter’s co-stars has already spilt the beans and ruined the surprise for everyone. In an interview with Deadline following his Emmy nomination for “Perry Mason,” John Lithgow shared some news about “Dexter” Season 9. In addition to explaining how the Trinity Killer factors into the upcoming series, he discussed how much fun he had working with his old friends again. “It was just wonderful to rejoin that gang — including Michael [C. Hall] and Jennifer Carpenter and Clyde Phillips,” said Lithgow.
It’s highly likely that Deb’s return will be in the form of a flashback, which might be for the best considering that she developed romantic feelings for her adoptive brother the last time around. As exciting as the return of “Dexter” is, that’s a controversial storyline that most fans will be happy to leave in the past and move on from.