There’s been discussions about a possible Dexter revival for ages — including at one point a mock poster that got people seriously believing another season was happening.
Yet, the news here is the same and that is nothing has been officially confirmed. Do we still want it someday? Sure, especially since the final season (especially that last episode) left such a terrible taste in everyone’s mouth after a really crazy journey. Coming back and doing more of the show would offer up the series some sort of redemption and an opportunity to prove that its legacy is worth so much more than what the final season indicated. Dexter can’t just end up separated from everyone as a lumberjack – one of the most disappointing finales we have in recent memory.
For the time being, there are no plans for Showtime to dive back into this world, but star Michael C. Hall is still indicating an openness — provided the right story comes around. Here is what he had to say on the subject to Variety in the midst of their recent Stagecraft podcast:
“People on the street are always telling me about the talk of a ‘Dexter’ reboot. There’ve been little percolations, but nothing that’s felt worth pursuing. … It’s an amazing world, and he’s not dead, [but] I don’t have any immediate, definitive plans to do any of that.”
Showtime itself has long remained open to the idea of doing a reboot and understandably so, since you could argue that Dexter is really the scripted property that put their original programming on the map. Hall was an awards contender for years as the title character and it does feel like a revival would perform extremely well in the ratings since many of us out there want to erase the lumberjack ending.
The biggest problem we foresee with it
Debra Morgan is dead. Deb was a huge part of the original show as one of the few anchors Dexter really had in his life, especially as the series progressed further into its run. Without her around, it would be strange to really imagine the show being anywhere near what it was, unless of course Showtime decided to take away Harry as Dexter’s ghost that haunts him and instead brings in Deb moving into a new era.
This seems like one of those reboots that everyone would like to see, but it may not actually materialize just because it’s hard to figure out how things connect from point A to point B. Otherwise, there is a reasonably good chance that this revival could just sink the legacy even further into oblivion.
Rest assured, if anything of substance breaks regarding a Dexter revival, we will be sure to let you know. For now, our philosophy is to not hold your breath and just accept the fact that the end, bad as it was, is the last time we’ll see this serial killer in action.
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