Dexter: Original Sin casts a Shadow and Bone star as young Dexter Morgan

Find out who stars in Dexter: Original Sin alongside the Shadow and Bone actor!
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in Dexter (Season 1, episode 1) - Photo: Courtesy of Showtime - Photo ID: DEX_101_PLT_1133
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in Dexter (Season 1, episode 1) - Photo: Courtesy of Showtime - Photo ID: DEX_101_PLT_1133 /

Dexter: Original Sin (previously known as Dexter: Origins) has found its young Dexter Morgan, and we couldn’t be more excited! Fans of the epic fantasy series Shadow and Bone, which was sadly canceled after its second season, will be thrilled to see Patrick Gibson stepping into the spotlight as the infamous young Dexter Morgan.

Patrick Gibson - Actor
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Yes, you heard it right! Patrick Gibson, who portrayed Prince Nikolai Lantsov on Shadow and Bone, will now bring his talents to the dark and twisted world of Dexter. If you're curious about who else will be joining him in this highly anticipated series, you're in the right place!

Join us as we reveal the full cast list and delive into more details about Dexter: Original Sin below.

What is Dexter: Original Sin about?

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Dexter: Original Sin is an exciting upcoming prequel to the hit Showtime drama Dexter, which starred the incredible Michael C. Hall. According to Deadline, the series is set in the city of Miami in 1991 and follows 20-year-old Dexter Morgan (played by Patrick Gibson) as he evolves from a college student into an avenging serial killer. Struggling to contain his bloodthirsty urges, Dexter learns to channel his dark desires with the guidance of his adoptive father, Harry Morgan, a seasoned police detective.

Harry teaches Dexter a strict "Code" to target and eliminate only those who truly deserve it, all while avoiding detection by law enforcement. This becomes especially tricky for young Dexter as he starts a forensics internship at the Miami Metro Police Department.

The 10-episode series is executive produced by Clyde Phillips, who was the showrunner behind the original Dexter series. Michael C. Hall, who portrayed Dexter in the original series, is also among the executive producers.

Who stars in upcoming series? (Dexter: Original Sin full cast)

As mentioned, Patrick Gibson will be stepping into the shoes of America's favorite serial killer, Dexter Morgan. But who else will be joining him in this thrilling origin story? Let's meet the talented individuals bringing the Morgan family to life, as per IMDb:

Patrick Gibson as Dexter Morgan

Patrick Gibson, an Irish actor, had his breakthrough role as Steve Winchell in the Netflix series The OA in 2016, earning critical acclaim. Starting his acting career as a child, he appeared in shows like The Tudors and films like What Richard Did. Since then, he's taken on notable roles in projects like Tolkien, The White Princess, and Shadow and Bone as Nikolai Lantsov.

Age: 29 (April 19, 1995)
Height: 1.77m
Instagram: @paddygibson
Best known for: The OA, Tolkien, What Richard Did, and Shadow and Bone

Christian Slater as Harry Morgan

Christian Slater is an American actor who starred in major films during the 90s like Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Interview with the Vampire, and True Romance. Some of Slater's other notable works include The Legend of Billie Jean, The Name of the Rose, Pump Up the Volume, 3000 Miles to Graceland, and providing voice roles in projects like The Lion Guard, Archer, and Inside Job.

Age: 54 (August 18, 1969)
Height: 1.74m
Instagram: @realchristianslater
Best known for: Very Bad Things, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Broken Arrow, and True Romance

Molly Brown as Debra Morgan

Molly Brown is an American actress who had her breakout role in 2017 as Dawn Covington in the Amazon Prime series I Love Dick. She then made waves with recurring roles on hit shows like Billions (2018-2019) as Deirdre and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2019-2021) as the delightful Shirley Maisel. Her impressive TV credits also include appearances in Evil (2022) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2023). On the big screen, Brown shone as the younger version of Rebel Wilson's character in the 2022 comedy Senior Year.

Age: Unconfirmed
Instagram: @mollyelizabethbrown
Best known for: Senior Year, Evil, Chicago Med, and Billions

Other actors to lend their talents to Dexter: Original Sin include:

  • Christina Milian as Maria LaGuerta
  • Reno Wilson as Bobby Watt
  • James Martinez as Angel Batista
  • Alex Shimizu as Vince Masuka

Does Dexter: Original Sin have a release date?

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Fans of Dexter, you'll need to reign in your excitement just a little longer! While we don't have an official release date yet for the origin series, Dexter: Original Sin, it's expected to hit screens in late 2024 or 2025. Get ready to tune in on Showtime in the US and Paramount+ in the UK.

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more updates!

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