We’re still two months out from release day, but the hype for Dexter: New Blood keeps on coming.

On Thursday, Showtime dropped its first full-length trailer for the revival series, which sees Michael C. Hall return as the titular serial killer for the first time since 2013. While past teasers have given us only a vague sense of where the antihero’s journey will pick up — we’ve known he’s living in the woods under a new name, but not much else — this preview gives us a lot more to mull over.

First, we see Dexter pulled over by a police officer, whose subsequent stop-and-frisk reveals her to be his girlfriend Angela (Julia Jones). Set 10 years after the vicious murderer got away in the original, New Blood follows “Jim” and his picturesque new life in upstate New York. Not only does Jim have Angela and own a store, but warm greetings from neighbors tell us the homicidal maniac formerly known as Dexter has become something of a Mr. Popular.

But of course, the urge to kill is eating away at this wolf among sheep’s new lease on life. When the mysteriously resurrected Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) appears, telling her brother, “You cannot wait to kill again”, it’s clear it will only a matter of time before the darkness of Dexter reemerges. Then, his son Harrison (Jack Alcott) shows up.

The trailer still leaves us with major questions, but the excitement is greater than ever. Dexter: New Blood is streaming Nov. 7, and airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.


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