Will Dexter’s son be a serial killer in the ‘New Blood’ revival?
Dexter will return in just a little under two months with its long-awaited revival. Will it wash the sins of the terrible season finale? We don’t know, but Dexter: New Blood will certainly give it the old college try. Based off of the footage that we’ve been seeing for the new entry into the Dexter series, New Blood looks to be trying to channel the best of Dexter. Hopefully. We’ve been burned before.
In the series finale of Dexter, Harrison, a young child, goes to Argentina with Dexter’s girlfriend at the time Hannah McKay (Yvonne Strahovski), another serial killer, after the police start to close in on his father’s “extracurricular activities”. Hannah and Harrison are able to safely get away to Argentina while Dexter fakes his death before heading to Oregon to become a bearded lumberjack.
The revival, well, it doesn’t ignore the ending. It definitely seeks to fix where the series finale disappointed everyone who loved Dexter. In a new trailer, however, we get to see Harrison, who is officially all grown up and looking for his biological father. How did he learn that Dexter was alive? What happened with Hannah? Here’s what the new Harrison has to say.
Meet Jack Alcott
In Dexter: New Blood, Jack Alcott (The Good Lord Bird) plays Harrison Morgan, who is all grown up and going by the name of Randall. In the newly released trailer, which you can watch above, we see a brief instance of the reunion between father and son. What is the lead-up to Dexter (Michael C Hall) meeting his son after all these years? How did Harrison even know he was alive?
Speaking with EW, Alcott said, “It’s been a long time and I haven’t seen him and I’ve been looking for him. What I can say is that Harrison has had a really rough time for the past eight years. Like, it’s not been great. He learns that his dad is not dead and goes to find him. That’s what you see for the first two-thirds of the season, sort of intermittent sprinklings of me, this mystery stalker.”
Alcott added, “It’s me following him, trying to confirm his identity. I’m finally able to see him and confront him. It’s just a heartbreaking scene and a really fun one to film. I mean, every single scene I got to do with Michael was just the coolest thing ever.” Of course, we’re more curious about what sort of rough time that Harrison’s had since he last saw his father.
What else can we expect from Harrison’s role in the series?
Alcott has only seen the first season of Dexter and even then he watched the series after he got the role. One of the EPs said to him that it was best he went into the series cold. Alcott recalled, “He was like, ‘Do not do that, dude. You’re Dexter’s son. You weren’t born so for you to not know what happens is going be an advantage to you as an actor.’” So does that mean that Harrison knows who his dad really is?
The relationship between Dexter & Harrison, according to Alcott, is one of “two people who don’t know each other and want to know each other. That’s hard when there’s been that much space, the circumstances of having that much space, and the secrets that he keeps. That’s about all I can say.”
Well colored us intrigued about these new circumstances of Dexter dealing with his now-grown son. We’re more curious to see if Harrison has felt similar inclinations to his birth father that abandoned him.
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