Showtime executive admitted that the series’ disappointing ending was “a stone in his shoe”
Dexter’s new season will be the last of the series, said Showtime entertainment president Gary Levine on the network’s TCA panel today (24), echoed by Deadline. However, the executive did not rule out the possibility of spin-offs.
“We’ve always called [the new season] a limited series, but that’s not allowed in the rules of TV, because it’s a continuation of something that aired a long time ago. So we call it a special event. It’s about revisiting Dexter and giving it to her the ending she deserves,” he commented.
Levine admitted that Dexter’s previous ending was always “a thorn in his side” and that he has been trying for years to get the series back on track. “Dexter is a jewel in Showtime’s crown, and I know we didn’t live up to him in the end. […] It took us a long time to figure out the right way to do this, for Michael [C. Hall] to agree to come back to it. role, plus Clive [Phillips] in the script. I can’t wait to show fans the new season,” he said.
Asked about possible sequels in derivatives, Levine was ambiguous in his response: “You [journalists] are way ahead of me. I’m trying to finish this season’s production, and I know expectations for it are high. our network. We’re going to have a great season, and the future will take care of itself.”
Announced by Showtime last year, the long-awaited season ninth brings back Michael C. Hall in the lead role, as well as the series’ original showrunner, Clyde Phillips, who stepped down in charge of production in season four.
Aired between 2006 and 2013, the original eight seasons of Dexter told the story of Dexter Morgan, a forensic technician who concealed himself as a serial killer. He used his privileged access to criminal investigations to track down criminals and ruthlessly kill them. Over the years, the character’s double life has spiraled out of control, culminating in a series finale that divided fan opinion by letting him get away with it.
Dexter’s revival also promises a darker mood with changes in the setting: out of the sunny city of Miami, Florida, into the fictional city of Iron Lake, New York. Check out the official synopsis:
“Set 10 years after Dexter disappeared during Hurricane Laura, the series finds him living under a false name in the small town of Iron Lake, New York. Dexter may be embracing his new life, but faced with unexpected events in this close-knit community , the Dark Passenger beckons”.
The ninth season release is scheduled for November 7 in the US.