Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) is slated to appear in Showtime’s Dexter revival as a leading role, Variety reports. News of the revival was revealed in October. Premiering in 2006, Dexter starred Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) as Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who works as a blood spatter analyst in Miami and only kills those who are guilty of other crimes.
Brown is slated to join the previously announced lead, played by Hall, returning as the titular serial killer. Meanwhile, Brown will play the role of Kurt Caldwell, the main villain of the series. He is described by Variety as “the unofficial mayor of the small town of Iron Lake. He’s realized the American dream by going from driving big rigs, just like his father did, to now owning several trucks and the local truck stop. Powerful, generous, loved by everyone – he’s a true man of the people.” This is not Brown’s first appearance on Showtime, where he previously played the role of Waylon “Jock” Jeffcoat on Billions.
The original show was critically acclaimed among audiences, winning several Golden Globe and Emmy nominations with Hall being nominated for five consecutive Emmys and Golden Globes for best actor in a drama, winning the latter in 2010. Additional information about the Dexter revival is yet to be reported, however, it is known that Showtime has ordered ten episodes and production is slated to begin in 2021. Regarding his reprisal of his role as Dexter Morgan, Hall stated that he is “excited to step back into the role,” via Daily Beast.
This will not be Brown’s first role as a villain, with Caldwell in the Dexter revival only adding to the list after starring as The Kurgan in the 1986 film Highlander and the psychotic Captain Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption.