This comes after Showtime president David Nevins was quotes as saying, “’Dexter’ is the one show that I would think about [continuing]. It’s a question of when the timing is right,” Nevins said. “If there’s a willingness to do it, I would certainly listen. Certainly I’d look at Dexter.”
(Maybe because Showtime is blowing chunks at the moment and “Penny Dreadful” is just as dreadfully dull as you’d think)
What Inquisitor is missing is the fact that these rumors have bee swirling since the day the series ended, and Nevins’ desire to bring the series back has always been at the forefront of them. It’s like when some British publication reports that an Oasis reunion is on the way, it happens once a month and every time it does, it seems less likely that it will actually happen.
But a Dexter revival or a ninth season or whatever the plan is still could be very likely.
SPOILERS AHEAD FOR FINAL SEASON OF DEXTER
Ladies and gentlemen, the Dark Defender is still alive. He doesn’t perish at the end of the eight seasons. This is the last we see of him:
Then we cut to black and that’s it. Who really thinks Dexter is going to live out the rest of his life as a lumberjack in Oregon, knowing his son and soulmate are in Argentina, his sister is dead at his own fault, and people like Masuka and Batista are still wondering what happened to their friend. Why the hell was he out on his boat during a hurricane?
There’s a trail of bodies he’s left behind. And sociopaths like this always return to the scene of the crime.
Ultimately, another season of Dexter has always been up to Michael C. Hall. Currently he’s dinkin’ around on Broadway, so he’s definitely got time to kill (anyone, anyone?). The only other actor with any commitment is David Rayas, who’s been crushing his role as Sal Maroni on Gotham.
If the writers can get together and pen an action-packed final season of Dexter that offers redemption, Michael C. Hall may just be up to it. Personally I’d love to see it.
This is what happens when you don’t offer closure on a series finale. There were rumors of more Sopranos right up until James Gandolfini was attacked by his own heart. Not having the main guy die at the end is always going to leave it open (or open to interpretation, as in the aforementioned case), hence why there’ve been so many 24 continuations. If every series made like Six Feet Under, this wouldn’t be an issue.