Actor Clancy Brown has been cast in a major role for the new Dexter TV show that’s coming to Showtime. It has been announced that Brown will play the primary villain in the revival series.
Brown voices Mr. Krabs on SpongeBob Squarepants. He also played one of the guards in the Stephen King movie Shawshank Redemption and he had a role in the video game movie Warcraft, while more recently appeared in Showtime’s Billions.
In the world of video games, Brown lent his voice and likeness to the Quantic Dream PS4 game Detroit: Become Human, in which he played the detective Hank.
According to Variety, Brown will play the character Kurt Caldwell, who is the main antagonist of the new Dexter show. “Caldwell is described 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,” reads Variety’s description. “Powerful, generous, loved by everyone–he’s a true man of the people. If he’s got your back, consider yourself blessed. But should you cross Kurt, or hurt anyone that he cares for, God help you.”
The Caldwell character has big shoes to fill as a villain in the Dexter universe, as John Lithgow’s character from the original show, the Trinity killer, was a high point for the series.
10 episodes of the new Dexter series are coming to Showtime. The show is slated to premiere this fall, so filming is likely due to begin soon.
Clyde Phillips, who was the showrunner for Dexter for seasons 1-4, is coming back for the revival series. And Michael C. Hall, who played Dexter, is coming back as well.
Just recently, Hall spoke about the divisive ending to the original Dexter, what convinced him to return, and why he thinks it’s the right time for a Dexter revival.