We’ve known for quite some time that Showtime wants to do a ‘Dexter’ spin-off but now the cable network’s entertainment president, David Nevins, has weighed in as to what they’d like to see as part of that show. After ‘Dexter’s’ controversial ending, it seemed like we’d never hear anything about the spinoff again, but what it boils down to is the fact that the network execs only want to do a ‘Dexter’ spin-off if Michael C. Hall stars as a major character on the show.
Wait. What? Here’s exactly what he said:
“We continue to talk about it. If we were to do it, we have to have a very good reason to do it. It has to feel like it’s a new show. I’m not interested in doing it if it’s just a continuation. If we were to do it, I would only do it with Michael. We’re at the very preliminary stage. That show is that character…and if I were to do something, I would do Dexter in a new concept and configuration. I want the show to feel different, not just a continuation of the old show.”
So between you and me? That sounds like what they are going to do is another season of ‘Dexter’ but without any of the light hearted moments that made the show fun. Well that’s what Nevins seems to want though last heard, Hall was happy to be done with the character and wanted the last season to really be his last. Even if they ended it so horribly. Of course, Nevins had to open his mouth on that and insert his foot by saying:
“The fundamental design of where they ended Dexter was really well conceived. He had to sacrifice the one person who was closest to him in the world, and he had to leave. That was where it was headed for a very long time.”
Actually I enjoyed the original showrunners’s vision of killing Dexter off quite a bit more but that could be just me since no one else on the show seemed to think that way:
“We never discussed the idea of killing [Dexter]. The people who are really in the center — Michael, Scott Buck, [ep] Sara Colleton — no one even brought up the idea. It was never discussed.… It remains to be seen whether they’re going to want to do [a spinoff] or whether I’m going to want to do it. They never felt like killing Dexter was the right end.”
So what do you think about a ‘Dexter’ continuation with Morgan back in the saddle so to speak? Is that what you were wanting to see or do you have a better set of characters for them to run with? Share your thoughts on what would have made a good ‘Dexter’ spin-off below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter