Where does 'Dexter: New Blood' pick up? Here's everything you need to know about the new series

New place, same ways: 'Dexter: New Blood' proves that Mr. Morgan is still a monster...

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Everyone's favorite serial killer is up to his old tricks: Dexter: New Blood revisits one of TV's most problematic characters for another round of drama, but the storyline sounds eerily familiar.  

The handsome, charismatic Miami forensics expert Dexter Mogan (played by Michael C. Hall) is like Jekyll and Hyde: saving lives by day, ending them by night. Once the original eight-season show came to a close in 2013, fans allowed Dexter's antics to live on with many a binge session. 

Now, we're catching up with Mr. Morgan for a spinoff. There's a new location, new faces...and new murders underway. Here's what fans can expect from the show and how to catch the debut. We know you've been patiently waiting for this moment...

*Warning: some spoilers of the original series below*

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What is the 'Dexter: New Blood' plot?

Fast forward 10 years since Deb's tragic death and Dexter faking his own, the Miami forensics expert/murderer (quite the combo) has assumed a new life in a remote town in upstate New York. 

Following his displacement in Hurricane Laura, Dexter now goes by the name Jim, has a new love interest and deems the (fictional) Iron Lake as the perfect place to start fresh. But what happens when trouble threatens the area. Will Dexter be able to keep his old, wicked tendencies at bay? 

Watch the 'Dexter: New Blood' trailer:

Take a sneak peek at everything you can expect from Dexter's new chapter in this trailer. Things seems peachy keen until someone goes missing and confusion starts to unfold throughout Iron Lake.

"I might still be a monster," Dexter says in the teaser. "But I'm an evolving monster."

Well, there you have it—admission to guilt. Guess it safe's to say that no one is really safe after all. 

When is the 'Dexter: New Blood' premiere date?

The wait is almost over, folks. Dexter: New Blood is on its way on November 7, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT.

How to watch 'Dexter: New Blood'

Fans can catch the highly-anticipated follow-up on Showtime in the states. If you're not a member, no sweat: free trials (opens in new tab) are currently available for those who want to give the network a whirl. Otherwise, fans are able to sign up (opens in new tab) for $10.99 per month and they're allowed to cancel at any time. 

If you need a bit of refresher on what's happened during the first eight season (we certainly might) catch up with the old episodes on Showtime (opens in new tab) or Amazon Prime before the Dexter: New Blood premiere.

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Looks like we'll see you in Iron Lake, just watch your back!

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 

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