The ‘Dexter’ Reboot Has Begun Casting With Michael C. Hall

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The internet lit up in October when Showtime announced that it would revive its popular drama “Dexter,” which ran for eight seasons. Now, the series is casting the reboot’s new criminals and, likely, new characters to track them down (or, at least, try to before Dexter Morgan can). No details about the revival’s plot have been revealed, but showrunner Clyde Phillips said in an interview that it will acknowledge the original ending and is an “opportunity to write a second finale for our show” after the famously divisive ending left longtime fans lukewarm. It won’t be a Season 9, exactly, but something brand new. Gary Levine, co-president of entertainment at Showtime, said that bringing the series back required an idea that was “worthy,” and that the creators have found one. Though Michael C. Hall will return as the show’s titular do-gooder serial killer, the new iteration won’t be set in Miami like the original run. New York–based Tucker/Meyerson Casting is seeking talent to fill out the 10-episode limited series return. The original series filmed in Los Angeles, but no production location or timeline has been announced for the new installment.

“All the Queen’s Men”
Tyler Perry’s latest series (not to be confused with the 2001 movie of the same name) is casting. “All the Queen’s Men” follows the female owner of an upscale strip club in Atlanta who is savvy and charming. No other plot details about the BET+ series have been released, including if any talent has been attached so far. Kim Coleman Casting is adding actors to the series, which will shoot in Atlanta. No dates have been announced for the beginning of shooting.

“Ivy + Bean”
Netflix is casting for a slate of live-action feature films based on Annie Barrows’ children’s book series “Ivy + Bean,” which will be geared toward families. Each film will be one hour long. The 12-book series follows two unlikely 7-year-old friends: Bean, who is brash and fearless, and Ivy, who is subdued and thoughtful. When Ivy moves to the neighborhood, Bean thinks she will never be friends with her, but soon discovers that Ivy is a witch-in-training; they become fast friends despite their differences. No talent has been announced for the first film, which is casting now, but it’s an opportunity for young talent to step into leading and supporting roles. Nancy Nayor is casting the movie, which will shoot in summer 2021. No location has been announced.

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