We recently learned that John Lithgow was going to return to Dexter in the next series that will serve as a sequel to the legendary Showtime production. Although it was commented that the actor’s role will be small and would only need one day of filming in Los Angeles, Lithgow himself wanted to share more details about the nature of the project and how the return of Arthur Mitchell will be, the most famous villain in the series. Because yes, it has obviously generated certain doubts.
Attention: Spoilers for Dexter below
The return of Arthur Mitchell, the assassin of the Trinity, has cheered and confused fans of the series in equal measure. At the end of Dexter Season 4, the character dies, so something strange is done that we can think of on his return. As you may have guessed, John Lithgow has meant that there will be no supernatural element or return from the grave in the next episodes of Dexter, but we will see the murderer through flashbacks.
“As all Dexter fans know, we saw the end of the Trinity Killer, so that by definition means it’s a flashback.“Lithgow commented to Deadline. “It was just wonderful to meet with that group again, including Michael and Jennifer Carpenter, and Clyde Phillips.“.
The actor also wanted to comment how this sequel will differ from the other eight original Dexter seasons.
“I found out that it is completely different from [la serie original]… it’s a reimaginingLithgow said.They don’t take her to a different time, but she’s in a different part of the world, a different part of the country, and [tiene] a whole new cast of characters“.
Lithgow confessed that learned of the plans for Dexter’s return about 5 months before filming began. He was asked by series director Clyde Phillips if he would return for a brief role in the sequel.
“He said, ‘Can you just come spend a day in the Berkshires?’ I said, ‘Of course I can’, and that’s exactly what happened“.
John Lithgow’s performance in Dexter is still considered by many fans to be one of the high points of the series. The actor’s work was critically acclaimed and the actor won his fifth Emmy in 2010 in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
John Lithgow also earned his 13th Emmy nomination for his supporting role on the HBO period drama Perry Mason. The series premiered in June 2020 and has been renewed for a second season.