Will there be a “Dexter‘ spin-off? Over the past several months, this was a hotly-contested subject for not only fans of the Showtime hit, but also the media. Showtime did them no favors by leaving the talk open, and showrunner Scott Buck signing a new deal to stick around at the network certainly did not help matters in the slightest.
However, this still does not seem to be something that series star Michael C. Hall is thinking about. Appearing on “Larry King Now” this week to promote “Kill Your Darlings,” he said upon being asked a question about a spin-off that he cannot even “wrap [his] head” around a notion, and said that he would need to get way more distance from the character before even thinking about the possibility.
The question here is probably flawed in some ways, since the question should have been really about if there is going to be a spin off in general. The idea of Michael starring on the show again is slim, unless producers want to really beg for forgiveness for that terrible series finale by just coming up with some sort of story that does not end with the leading man becoming a lumberjack and abandoning everyone that he once cared about.
The more likely scenario still if the show ever comes back will be for it to be the story of Hannah McKay and Harrison, and what their adventures are like now that the two are in Argentina together. But this doesn’t sound that appealing given that Hannah is a lame killer, kids as leads on a show can be very irritating, and the character was not really that well-liked by fans in the first place. Had the reaction to the finale been different, maybe we would have heard something more about it before now. But since it was what it was, this is the speculation that we are left with.
We will of course have more on a possible spin-off as the news breaks, but the one piece of advice that we would give you right now if you are feeling hopeful… Don’t be. You’ll probably be disappointed.