While there have been rumors in the past that this would be the last season for Showtime’s ‘Dexter’, the official cancellation wasn’t announced until last April. The show is finally coming to a close after 8 long seasons of watching everyone’s favorite serial killer (although some may argue Hannibal has that title these days). What if it didn’t have to end though? I’m not talking about the ‘Dexter’ comic by Marvel either since that’s based off of the books and not the show.
So what am I talking about?
Well maybe not more Dexter, per say, but how about some of the cast?
While this isn’t officially confirmed, we may be looking at a ‘Dexter’ spin off series in the works. While ‘Homeland’ has a strong following and ‘Ray Donovan’ has been showing record viewership, ‘Dexter’ has consistently been the keystone to the network’s success as of late. So with the show having to come to an end, wouldn’t it be good to find a way to not let that fully happen?
Well it might, to an extent. It was just announced that Showtime has signed Scott Buck (producer and showrunner of ‘Dexter’) to a new two-year contract. Do they have another show in mind? It’s quite possible. Could it be related to Dexter? Well….
David Nevins (Showtime Entertainment President) has said you can “draw your own conclusions” about the deal being done so quickly after the show ending, and when asked for some clarification he stated that “we are really not dealing with it at all until we are through with this season and maybe a while thereafter.”
While that isn’t a yes or a no, that definitely leads us to believe we might see more of at least some of ‘Dexter’s’ cast in the future. I wouldn’t count on a return of either Dexter (Michael C. Hall) or Debra (Jennifer Carpenter), but a cop show with Batista (David Zayas) and Quinn (Desmond Harrington) could easily work.
Who would you love to see show up on a Dexter spin-off? As long as they have Vince Masuka (C.S. Lee) on there for at least an episode I’m pretty OK with whatever route they take!