Is the Showtime series Dexter really coming back to TV? As reported by the Inquisitr, rumors of a reboot of the Dexter series about the “serial killer with a heart of gold” have sent Dexter fans into a frenzy.
“Who wants a leg? Happy Thanksgiving from #Dexter!”
On the same Dexter Facebook page post, published Thursday, November 26 at 12 p.m., the “Who wants a leg? Happy Thanksgiving from Dexter!” post has garnered plenty of comments from fans saying how much they’d love a Dexter reboot.
The official Showtime page for the Dexter series urges fans to catch up with previous Dexter episodes by soaking up the first eight seasons of the popular show.
On the Instagram page of Showtime, the “brace yourself” tagline doesn’t specifically refer to a Dexter reboot. It does feature a Dexter post from Halloween, with the main character displayed with a blood tear streaming down his face. But do all these posts mean that a new season of Dexter can be expected from Showtime anytime soon? Or is there a spin-off of Dexter in the works? Dexter fans, for the most part, certainly hope the buzz is true.
Dexter was pitched as the tale of Dexter Morgan, a man who takes the law into his own hands by acting as the most unique type of Miami forensics expert viewers had ever seen on TV. Instead of merely getting to the bottom of heinous crimes, Dexter found himself committing heinous crimes as well. The truly bloody and graphic Dexter series gained legions of fans who didn’t mind the gore. In fact, those Dexter fans grew to expect gory and blood-filled episodes.
As seen on IMDb, the Dexter series page still reflects Seasons 1 through 8. The website doesn’t appear to have a new page for a Season 9 for Dexter yet, however, with the new rumors of a potential limited series of Dexter making the rounds, that could soon change.
The Screencrush article titled “‘Dexter’ Limited Series Considered, Says Showtime Boss” is at the heart of the rumors of a return of Dexter. The article’s other title, named “Showtime Will Resurrect ‘Dexter’ As a Limited Series, If We’re Not Careful,” with a URL titled “Dexter Limited Series Revival,” speaks of rumors of a potential revival, not an assured new season of Dexter.
Dated months ago, the article about Showtime’s Dexter resurgence referenced David Nevins’ thoughts on how a new Dexter season would look and the fact that a new season of Dexter would be markedly different.
“Showtime boss David Nevins spoke at the TCA press tour panel this morning, keeping his focus largely on new series from the likes of Billions to Jim Carrey, but also entertaining the notion of revivals. The Dexter question naturally arose once more (as it does every TCA) to which Nevins threatened:
Dexter is the one show that I would think about [continuing]. It’s a question of when the timing is right. If there’s a willingness to do it, I would certainly listen. Certainly I’d look at ‘Dexter.’
Granted, Nevins had previously commented that any future Dexter would require the participation of Michael C. Hall (and likely Jennifer Carpenter, who seemed ready to leave Dexter behind during her appearance at the Limitless panel).
It would have to involve Michael. I would only do it with Michael… It remains to be seen if they’re going to want to do it, if I’m going to want to do it. They never felt like killing Dexter is the right end… If we were to do it, I would want to do Dexter in a new concept and configuration.”
According to those comments, if Showtime’s Dexter does ever return to television, it might not pick up where Dexter left off. Instead, Season 9 could be a completely new Dexter.
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