The Return of Debra
Dexter’s sister, Debra (Jennifer Carpenter), was killed off in season 8, but in July 2021, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the actress will return to the show. Showtime did not provide any details on how the writers plan to resurrect Debra, but it’s possible she could return as a ghost, a figment of Dexter’s imagination or in flashbacks.
In August 2021, Carpenter hinted at how her character will return during a TCA panel. “I don’t think of her as a ghost [per se, but] more of a link or an echo or an inconvenient truth for Dexter,” she told reporters. “[She] comes back to sort of haunt and punish and caretake and provoke and love [him].”Back to top