FX launching new show with ‘Dexter’ vibe, female lead

"Dexter" has become a massive hit.

It’s strange to say that a character managed to put serial killers on the map when it comes to entertainment, but it’s hard to question that Dexter Morgan has done just that. “Dexter” has not only become arguably one of the biggest original series in the history of genre, but it has allowed viewers the chance to actually become invested in watching someone who does unspeakable things on a regular basis.

Considering how delicate the subject matter is, we are surprised to see that anyone is jumping onto the wagon — even if it is an edgy network like FX. According to Deadline, the network is developing a series based on the Chelsea Cain series of thrillers entitled “Heartsick” — which focus on a killer named Gretchen Lowell along with her relationship with a troubled Portland detective. There are a number of differences between this story and “Dexter,” so you can at least make the argument that this is not the case of one show just trying to mimic the other.

But will another show like this work? Not only will a “Heartsick” series have to meet the high standards set by “Dexter,” but it also has to contend with this — the primary reason that “Dexter” works is because its main characters is killing people who do bad things

Do you think that a “Heartsick” series could end up working?

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