‘Dexter’ series finale: Boss open to spin-off on Yvonne Strahovski’s HannahSeptember 23, 2013 7 comments
While there is no confirmation right now that we are going to be seeing a “Dexter” spin-off at any point in the future, this is something that producers are not exactly denying having an interest in or thinking about. For Showtime, it’s pretty clear just why they would want one: This show helped to put original series on the map for them, and it remained their highest-rated show for the past few years. If there is any sensical way to do another one, it feels like it would be considered.
However, it feels at this point like the show is not just going to continue on with Miami Metro without the Morgans, and having the tales of lonely lumberjack Dexter does not seem particularly exciting. For the time being, executive producer Scott Buck tells The Hollywood Reporter that there has not been anything discussed or decided upon just yet:
“There have been no discussions yet on what a spinoff might be. Whether there is some other version coming out of the show in the future, it’s always a possibility but there have been no talks about it at this point. We’re just now finishing up Dexter.”
While we can clearly rule out anything starring Deb, and we don’t think that there is any story left to be told in Miami, the idea of a Hannah-and-Harrison story seems to be the most likely; plus, this is something that Buck is interested in exploring:
“I love Yvonne Strahovski, she’s a terrific actor and has brought so much to the series. Who knows? We may see her again in the future.”
Personally, we’d be torn on the idea, given that we don’t know what story there is for her in Argentina. Our biggest problem with Hannah as a character was always just that we didn’t see the chemistry with Dexter, and we were actually more interested in her back when we thought she was going to be a ruthless killer. We are big Strahovski fans thanks to “Chuck,” but the writers would need to give her so much more to work with.
In case you missed it from last night, you can read our review of the finale here; meanwhile, also be sure to click here, where you can see what the original showrunner in Clyde Phillips would have done to end the series.