Showtime’s Dexter revival has added Paralympian athlete and actress Katy Sullivan (T11 Incomplete) to its cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The U.S. Paralympic track and field athlete has been cast in a recurring role in the Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) series revival.
The 2006 drama follows Dexter Morgan, a Miami-based blood splatter expert who not only solves murders, but also commits them against the guilty. The upcoming ten-episode series is set a decade after Dexter’s disappearance into the eye of Hurricane Laura; he’s now living in secret in Upstate New York. Sullivan’s character, Esther, will serve as the dispatcher at the Iron Lake Police Station. The athlete was previously known as one of the first bilateral above-the-knee amputees to participate in the Paralympics in track, running the 100 meters at the London 2012 games. She ranked sixth in the world and set a new U.S. record, eventually becoming a four-time U.S. champion and becoming an analyst for NBC during the 2018 Paralympic Games in Brazil. Now doubling as an actress, Sullivan has appeared in Station 10, NCIS: New Orleans, My Name is Earl, Legit, and Last Man Standing.
Alongside Sullivan, Dexter’s upcoming cast also includes Jamie Chung (The Hangover Part II), Oscar Wahlberg (Manchester by the Sea), and Michael Cyril Creighton (Jack in a Box). Hall will revive his role as the serial killer with a conscience as Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) joins as the series villain. The show is executive produced by John Goldwyn (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) and Marcos Siega (Pretty Persuasion). The latter will also direct six episodes. Alluding to the beginning of the upcoming revival, showrunner Clyde Phillips (Get Real) has said, “We basically do get to start from scratch…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,” via The Hollywood Reporter.
Meanwhile, Phillips also noted that the series is not meant to “undo” the 2006 version, “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,” per The Hollywood Reporter. The Dexter revival is slated to premiere on Showtime this fall.