Yep, An Irish Actor Is Leading The New Dexter Prequel TV Series

Ahhh, unreal!

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Dexter, which has been hailed as one of the best TV shows of all times, is set to get a prequel series.

And the titular role of Dexter will be played by Irish actor, Patrick Gibson.

How exciting!

This series will be set 15 years before the original show kicked off as we get to learn how Dexter became an “avenging serial killer”.


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According to streamer Paramount+, Dexter: Original Sin will follow Dexter in 1991 Miami as he begins his life as killer.

“When his bloodthirsty urges can’t be ignored any longer, Dexter must learn to channel his inner darkness,” the synopsis reads.

“With the guidance of his father, Harry he adopts a Code designed to help him find and kill people who deserve to be eliminated from society without getting on law enforcements’ radar. This is a particular challenge for young Dexter as he begins a forensics internship at the Miami Metro Police Department.”

Christian Slater will play Dexter’s adoptive father and homicide detective.

Patrick Gibson is best known for playing Nikolai Lantsov in the fantasy Netflix series Shadow and Bone, and he has also appeared in The Tudors and The OA.

He was awarded the Rising Star award at the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2017.

There has been no release date for the series just yet, but we’re waiting with bated breath.