Paramount+ commits to Dexter: Original Sin

By Michael Pickard
May 24, 2024


Patrick Gibson, Christian Slater and Molly Brown will star in Dexter: Original Sin, a prequel to the original Dexter series about a serial killer who works for the police.

Patrick Gibson

Gibson (Shadow & Bone) will play the titular role of Dexter Morgan, Slater (Mr Robot) will play Harry Morgan, Dexter’s adoptive father and homicide detective, and Brown (Senior Year) will play Dexter’s younger sister, Debra Morgan.

Clyde Phillips (Dexter, Nurse Jackie) will return as showrunner and executive producer of the series, a 10-episode thriller set 15 years before Dexter that will chronicle America’s favourite serial killer in training.

Set in 1991 Miami, Dexter: Original Sin follows Dexter (Gibson) as he transitions from student to avenging serial killer. When his bloodthirsty urges can’t be ignored any longer, Dexter must learn to channel his inner darkness. With the guidance of his father, Harry (Slater), 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.

Dexter premiered in 2006 with Michael C Hall as Dexter Morgan, a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert with the Miami Metro Police Department who moonlights as a serial killer.

Commissioned by Paramount+, Dexter: Original Sin is executive produced by Clyde Phillips and produced by Showtime Studios and Counterpart Studios. Executive producers also include Scott Reynolds (Jessica Jones), Michael C Hall (Dexter), Mary Leah Sutton (Resident Evil), Tony Hernandez (Emily In Paris) and Lilly Burns (Russian Doll), with the series produced by Robert Lloyd Lewis (The Lincoln Lawyer). Michael Lehmann (Heathers) is directing executive producer.

The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution outside of Paramount+ areas.

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