Michael C. Hall, ‘Dexter’ Star, Preps Next Project For Showtime

Michael C. Hall, Dexter star, may be done with the character that turned him from bit player to leading man, but he’s not done with Showtime Networks, according to a Monday article on The Hollywood Reporter website.

THR noted that Hall has partnered with Showtime to adapt American Dream Machine, the Matthew Specktor novel that tells the family saga of a talent agent and his sons.

Beau Rosenwald arrives in Hollywood broke in the 1970s, and by the end of the decade emerges as one of Tinseltown’s biggest players, building one of the most successful talent agencies in the history of movies and television.

However, life is not always wine and roses. The novel chronicles Rosenwald’s “rise, fall, and rise,” and is billed as “a sweeping narrative about fathers and sons, the movie business, and the sundry sea changes that have shaped Hollywood and, by extension, American life” (Amazon book blurb).

THR also noted that Hall would not take a central role in the saga, though he is “eyeing” a supporting slot. The adaptation is planned as a series, and should it move to pilot, it’s hard to imagine Showtime would let their star confine himself to behind-the-scenes activities, but lately Hall has shown more of an affinity for it.

(He recently directed an episode of his hit show’s seventh season.)

Scott Buck, who worked as showrunner on Dexter, will be helping Michael C. Hall with the adaptation, stepping up as script supervisor, while Specktor will write and Hall will executive produce.

Recently, Showtime announced that the eighth season would be the last for Dexter Morgan, though the cable channel has indicated some interest in a spinoff.

Early reports have indicated that said spinoff could focus on our favorite serial killer’s foul-mouthed sis Debra. More on that here:

Are you looking forward to life after Dexter? What do you think about Michael C. Hall and his next project?