Out of all of the casting announcements that could be made for Dexter season 9, this one has to be among the best.
According to a new report from Deadline, John Lithgow is poised to reprise his role as the Trinity Killer on the upcoming revival. Arthur Mitchell is an iconic force on the Showtime drama — he is responsible for the death of Rita, and his performance is one of the reasons why season 4 is considered to be the series’ best. (Personally, we think that 2 and 3 are a little underrated, but 4 definitely has its merits.)
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While all of this may be fascinating, there is also an enormous problem here: Arthur Mitchell is dead. Dexter killed him at the end of season 4. There’s a chance that Lithgow’s return happens via dream sequence or within Dexter’s conscience; it appears as though this is only going to be a small appearance, so he’s not going to be around the entirety of the season. As for concerns that this is exploitative and just a way to get people watching, it may be! Yet, we have faith given the return of executive producer Clyde Phillips to the series — he was responsible in part for the Trinity arc in the first place.
Why did this news get leaked?
That’s the biggest thing on our mind right now — imagine how surprising it would’ve been if Showtime had kept this under wraps! Yet, as we suggested, this could be a way to garner more attention for the revival prior to it coming on the air.
What do you most want to see when it comes to Dexter season 9?
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