Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How Old Is Dexter In New Blood?

The serial killer of other killers, Dexter Morgan, played by Michael C. Hall, has recently returned to TV with the new limited series reboot titled "Dexter: New Blood." The new show picks up years after the "Dexter" series finale, which aired in 2013. The show's finale, to put it lightly, left quite the sour taste in many fans' mouths and has since become recognized as one of the worst TV endings out there.

With "New Blood," the creative team behind "Dexter" — including its first showrunner, Clyde Phillips, who left the original series after Season 4 — get a chance to revisit the character and (hopefully) give fans a more satisfying ending (via Entertainment Weekly). "New Blood" takes place 10 years after the events of the "Dexter" finale, according to the official Showtime synopsis, and sees Dexter going by the alias, Jim Lindsay. He's now living in a small town called Iron Lake in New York and dating the town's chief of police, Angela (Julia Jones). In the 10 years after he fakes his own death, Dexter's been abstaining from killing — but his Dark Passenger hasn't gone anywhere. Then, when Dexter's son Harrison (Jack Alcott) shows up looking for him, his life gets even more complicated.

Knowing that "New Blood" is set a whole decade after the finale, and meeting an almost grown up, teenaged Harrison (who is a small child last time we see him), fans may be wondering how old Dexter is in the revival. Well, we have an answer.

Dexter is most likely 51 years old in the revival series

Dexter's age isn't frequently mentioned, either in the original series or in the first few episodes of "New Blood," so it makes sense that fans would be curious about how old the serial killer is. Thankfully, the original series reveals Dexter's birthday in Season 8 via the character's driver's license, giving us a place to start. The character is born on February 1, 1971 — which is also actor Michael C. Hall's birthday (via Biography).

As for when the revival takes place, the Showtime synopsis confirms that "Dexter: New Blood" is set exactly 10 years after Dexter fakes his own death in the finale of the original series. The "Dexter" finale, "Remember the Monsters?", aired on September 22, 2013, but the episode actually takes place in the fall of 2012, with September 6, 2012, being the date that Dexter's destroyed boat is found (via official "Dexter" wiki). Knowing this, it appears that "New Blood" is set in the fall of 2022, which would make Dexter most likely 51 years old in "Dexter: New Blood."

As for his son Harrison's age, he is probably around 15 years old. Previously, Dexter mentions in Season 7 that Harrison is three. Season 8 then begins six months after the Season 7 finale, but it's unclear how much time passes before the Season 8 finale. According to estimations, Harrison is likely about 15 or 16 in "New Blood." In the new series, Angela's daughter, Audrey (Johnny Sequoyah) — who is implied to be the same age as Harrison, but it's never explicitly stated — is frequently seen driving, making her likely at least 16. So, there's also the chance that Harrison has been aged up a year or so in the reboot, but nothing's been confirmed.