How is John Lithgow Reprising His Trinity Killer Role in ‘Dexter’ Revival?


Deadline reports that John Lithgow is returning to his old Dexter stomping grounds.

The multiple Emmy-winning actor is set to make a short but decisive appearance in the Michael C. Hall-led revival coming from Showtime this fall. Awarded his fifth Emmy for the role as the revered but feared “Trinity Killer” in the fourth season of the killer series’ original run, Lithgow’s character was soundly bumped off by Dexter Morgan himself in season-finale episode “The Getaway” back in late 2009.

Which begs the question: How will Lithgow’s Arthur Mitchell will return?

Details are scant, but scribes on the Clyde Phillips-showrun 10-episode limited series have reportedly concocted a pathway for the Trinity Killer to come back that works within the larger Dexter narrative. To that end, Lithgow is expected to only film for about a day or so on the L.A.-set production. It is likely that his on-camera work will occur in the next week or so.

Mandy Parker

From a long line, family of geeks, author of several unpublished geek girl books, writer for @BleedingFool. Recovering Game of Thrones fan, life-time Tolkien fan.