‘Dexter’ Spinoff Still Possible, But Only With Michael C. Hall Returning
The oft-debated end to Showtime’s ‘Dexter‘ effectively killed many fans’ affection for the franchise, though some still hold out hope that the Bay Harbor Butcher’s world would live on in the form of a spinoff. Well, Showtime says it’s still possible, so long as series star Michael C. Hall is willing to return to the title role! What the what?!
Speaking to reporters at the ongoing Television Critics Association press tour, Showtime boss David Nevins assured the crowd that while no potential ‘Dexter’ spinoff has been planned for the moment, he would consider the possibility if Michael C. Hall would agree to return, at least in some capacity:
It would have to involve Michael. I would only do it with Michael … It remains to be seen if they’re going to want to do it, if I’m going to want to do it. They never felt like killing Dexter is the right end. I think that show is that character. If we were to do it, I would want to do Dexter in a new concept and configuration. I would want the show to feel different and not just be a continuation of the old show.
For those less in the know, ‘Dexter’ capped off a much-derided final season with an ending that saw – SPOILER ALERT – Dexter’s sister Deb being euthanized by her brother, who then proceeded to fake his death and take up logging work in an Oregon exile. Fans and critics alike presumed the tacked-on ending to emerge from Showtime’s notorious refusal to kill off popular characters, though Nevins said at the conference, “It was never discussed the idea of killing him … no one even brought up the idea.”
In any case, what say you? Would you want to see ‘Dexter’ in a new incarnation, or potentially a spinoff if Michael C. Hall returned in some capacity? How did you like the final season of Showtime’s beloved serial killer?