Is ‘Dexter’ Returning To TV? Reports Claim Everyone’s Favorite Serial Killer Is Coming Back For Round 2
Following a tantalizing message on social media, fans of the hit Showtime series Dexter were recently given some hope that the series might be revived. While fans took the now famous Thanksgiving post as a clear indication that Showtime was thinking about reviving the show, is it possible that Dexter may return to television in the near future?
“Who wants a leg? Happy Thanksgiving from #Dexter,” the show’s official Twitter page posted over the holiday.
According to iDigital Times, the idea of a Dexter revival is not anything new. In fact, the President of Showtime, David Nevins, seemed open to the possibility of starting the series up after its end in 2013.
“Dexter is the one show that I would think about [continuing],” he stated. “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.”
At the same time, Michael C. Hall, who played the lead role of Dexter Morgan on the show, has also confirmed his interest in reprising his part in the series. “Yeah, as far as playing Dexter again for an undefined amount of time, that’s a little daunting to consider,” Hall explained. “But doing another television series—there’s a lot of amazing stuff on TV. I don’t want to do that right away. But I wouldn’t say never to that.”That being said, the Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the holiday message was not an indication that Showtime has plans to revive Dexter. In fact, reps from the network told the outlet that a reboot is currently not on the minds of Showtime executives.
Apparently, the message that started the rumors is something that the network does all the time in order to appease the most ardent of Dexter fans. In fact, similar Dexter inspired messages were posted this past Halloween.
However, just because a reboot is not currently in the works does not mean that the show won’t be revived at some point in the future. This is something that even Nevins admitted is a possibility as far back as last year.“We continue to talk about it,” he stated in regards to Dexter. “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.”
As fans will recall, the series ended with the death of Dexter’s sister, Deb (Jennifer Carpenter), and a flash forward scene of Dexter living in Oregon and working as a lumberjack. Although the ending received mixed reviews from fans, Nevins thought producers ended the series the best they could.
“The fundamental design of where they ended Dexter was really well conceived,” he explained. “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.”
While fans may or may not have liked the way the show ended, it did offer the opportunity for the series to continue with an entirely different storyline. This is something loyal fans of the show have been wanting to see come to fruition for a few years now, and their hopes were rekindled by the latest social media activity.
Perhaps all the attention the show has received in the past week will help initiate more talks about reviving the popular show. Until then, fans will have to wait to find out it Dexter will be returning to TV any time soon.
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