Dexter fans were upset with how the show ended. But Showtime promises to make things right with the limited series, Dexter: New Blood.
Showtime’s president of entertainment explained that the limited series is a “revisiting of Dexter” and that it will give the show a “proper finale.”
Dexter is a TV crime drama that aired on Showtime from 2006 to 2013. The series, based on the novels by Jeff Lindsay, centers around Miami Metro Police Department forensic expert Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) who also happens to be a serial killer. However, Dexter only murders other serial killers and murderers.
In 2011, tough negations with the show’s star, Michael C. Hall, forced Showtime’s hand, and the network decided to end the series. Showtime gave Dexter two seasons to wrap storylines up.
The series finale brought in more viewers than any other Showtime episode. Audiences had mixed reviews on the ending. While some thought that the series conclusion had a well-acted and justified end, others believed the writers’ botched’ it.
Now it seems that Showtime agrees that they didn’t do Dexter justice with its ending. Levine admitted this in an interview:
Dexter is a jewel in the crown of Showtime and we didn’t do it justice in the end. That has always been a burr under my saddle. We’ve always wanted to see if there was a way to do it right and it took a long time to figure out what that was. It took a long time for Michael [C. Hall] to be willing to revisit the role. We’re thrilled to get [Clive] Phillips back. We finally got to a place that I just can’t wait to show the world.”
Premiering in October, Dexter: New Blood will pick up right where the series finale left us. Morgan now lives in Iron Lake, New York, and goes by the alias Jim Lindsay.