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Surprise! Dexter Morgan is Back!

America’s favorite serial killer just announced his return to Showtime and already fans cannot contain their excitement. In the series finale back in 2013, Dexter Morgan, a blood-splatter analyst by day and killer by night, faked his death and presumed the role of a lumberjack. Of course, fans thought that would be the end of Dexter Morgan after that faithful episode, but Showtime has decided to revisit the character and roll out ten new episodes for a pseudo ninth season.

With the show’s announcement came the news that Michael C. Hall will also be reprising his role as Dexter Morgan in the show’s revival. This news is not a surprise to loyal fans, for no other man could play the cunning serial killer.


Sadly, viewers will be sitting on the edge of their seats for a while before episode one airs. Showtime is predicted to launch season nine in fall 2021, since production for the show will begin sometime this winter despite COVID-19.


Still, the biggest question that looms over the series reboot is whether or not the series will leave where it left off. Are loyal fans going to get to see what became of Dexter Morgan’s life after he left Miami and his sister’s body at the bottom of the sea? Or is there going to be a rewrite of the end of the last season? Is Dexter the lumberjack going to be written out of Showtime history for good?

In the end, even though many were disappointed with the series finale seven years ago and there are still a ton of unanswered questions surrounding the series’ revival, loyal fans should prepare themselves for a season like no other. A new side of Dexter is most certainly going to get exposed – a side fans had no idea lurked beneath the surface.

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Nonfiction Author Ben Mezrich Joins Showtime’s ‘Billions’




The television drama Billions, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, centers around a U.S. attorney who takes on a hedge fund manager in a series of legal battles. As the series nears production on its fifth season, the show has brought on a well-respected author into their writing team.

Nonfiction writer Ben Mezrich has signed on to join the writer’s room of the Showtime series and will directly work with the showrunner as a consultant. Mezrich is best known for writing nonfiction books about ambitious people who either cheat the system to get ahead or create something that changes society. Specifically, he is the author of The Accidental Billionaires, which covers the founding of Facebook and the legal battles that ensued afterwards and was adapted into the award-winning film The Social Network.


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Mezrich expressed his excitement over joining the show in a statement to The Boston Globe:


“I’m psyched to be working with the smartest people in TV. I’ve been a huge fan of [co-creators] Brian Koppelman and David Levien since ‘Rounders,’ I love ‘Billions,’ and I’m taking the Acela straight to Hollywood.”


The news of Mezrich joining the show comes after the release of his most recent book Bitcoin Billionaires, which follows Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who originally sued Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg in The Accidental Billionaires, as they succeed in the world of cryptocurrency. Since Billions has been known for dabbling in cryptocurrency in certain plotlines, Mezrich’s involvement might be tied to this new book.


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Have you read any of Mezrich’s books?




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Showtime Picks Up Lin-Manuel Miranda & Patrick Rothfuss’ ‘The Kingkiller Chronicle’ Series!

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the man who turned the U.S.’s founding fathers into rappers, may be providing the world its next Game of Thrones-level fantasy TV series. Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicles will be coming to Showtime and my fantasy-reading friends are pretty stoked.


Lionsgate is also planning a trilogy of Rothfuss’ novels, but the Showtime series will be a prequel. It takes place in the same universe and will tell an origin story set a generation before The Name of the Wind (the first novel). 


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It might seem like a weird coupling, Miranda and Rothfuss, but Rothfuss only had nice things to say about working with the Hamilton writer. Speaking to Vulture, Rothfuss said


I’ve told Lin many times, ‘There’s no degree you can be involved in this project that will not please me.’ He is full of joy, and he is disgustingly talented. Why wouldn’t you want to, you know, interact with that person as much as possible, either in projects or just in your day-to-day life?


Sounds like Rothfuss and Miranda have a budding friendship. It’s a good thing too. Miranda’s pretty prolific, so maybe that will rub off on Rothfuss. Fans are still waiting on the finale to The Kingkiller Chronicle. The Name of the Wind came out in 2007 and the follow-up, The Wise Man’s Fear, in 2011.


But don’t go asking Rothfuss where the third book is. He might be polite and say something like, “Oh, it’ll be here soon.” But what he’ll really be thinking, he said to Vulture, is, “just fuck off. Just die. I don’t need any more of that in my life.” His tongue, I’m sure, was in-cheek. Don’t worry, fans. He’s not actually telling you to do those things. Hey, if you were in his position, you might feel the same.


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