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Well, it looks like some Dexter fans can breathe a sigh of relief. For those of you hoping that the upcoming reboot will be a direct continuation of the lackluster series finale, you’re in luck.

This week, new information about the revival series confirms that a lot more time in Dexter’s life has gone by than we may realize.

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Back in October, we learned that Dexter is officially getting a reboot thanks to Showtime. The 10-episode limited series is reuniting original star Michael C. Hall and showrunner Clyde Phillips.

Back in 2013, Dexter ended on a rather controversial note that many fans still don’t know how to feel about. The series finale showed Dexter Morgan faking his own death and living under a new name as a lumberjack in Oregon. All of this happened after he wrecked his boat and escaped from a hospital with his sister’s body.

Now, it looks like this controversial ending may not play out in the Dexter reboot.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, the revival is set 10 years in the future where Dexter continues to live under a fake identity. As well, the series will not be a direct continuation of how season 8 ended.

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“We basically do get to start from scratch,” Phillips says. “Ten years, or however many years, have passed by the time this will air, and the show will reflect that time passage. So far as the ending of the show, this will have no resemblance to how the original finale was. It’s a great opportunity to write a second finale.”

Phillips also notes that Hall wasn’t “completely satisfied” with Dexter‘s original ending. Now, the Dexter team has the chance to make a few corrections to storylines viewers aren’t so happy with.

“We’re not undoing anything,” he said. “We’re not going to betray the audience and say, ‘Whoops, that was all a dream.’ What happened in the first eight years, happened in the first eight years.”

Along with this, Marcos Siega has signed on to executive produce and direct six of the 10 episodes in the upcoming series. Siega previously directed nine episodes throughout Dexter‘s run from 2006-2013.

So far, no specific details about the revival series have been shared. However, Deadline reports that production is set to begin in early 2021 with a tentative premiere date of fall 2021. As well, it is unknown if any other original writers and cast members are returning for the new series.

Do you want to see Dexter’s lumberjack life play out in the reboot? What do you think Dexter’s life will look like 10 years later? Let us know in the comments below.