Yesterday, news broke that Showtime could be bringing again Dexter and its star Michael C. Corridor for a brand new 10 episode restricted sequence.
Dexter famously had one of many worst TV finales in historical past, even when that’s a bit subjective, but it surely’s often held up as regardless of the reverse of the “gold commonplace” could be for the right way to finish a sequence. Spoiler alert, it concluded with Dexter’s sister Deb dying and Dexter exiling himself to reside a solitary life as a lumberjack, which was so ludicrous it grew to become a meme. However in reality, the present had plummeted downhill in high quality for years earlier than this below showrunner Scott Buck.
Properly, some excellent news on that entrance, this new restricted sequence is bringing again the showrunner for the primary 4 seasons of Dexter, Clyde Phillips, also called the “period when the present was good.” Right here’s Showtime’s assertion on the information:
“Dexter is such a particular sequence, each for its tens of millions of followers and for Showtime, as this breakthrough present helped put our community on the map a few years in the past,” mentioned Showtime Leisure president Gary Levine. “We might solely revisit this distinctive character if we might discover a artistic take that was really worthy of the sensible, authentic sequence. Properly, I’m joyful to report that Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Corridor have discovered it, and we won’t wait to shoot it and present it to the world.”
I at all times knew this may occur sometime, provided that one of many information objects that got here out after the Dexter finale was that Showtime would reportedly not permit Dexter to be killed off, implying a return to the character could be coming sometime. Properly, that sometime is now, seven years later, although this sequence will seemingly not be seen till fall 2021.
It’s a little tough to see the place the present goes from the outlet it dug itself in these closing years and that finale particularly.
My guess? Much like how Dexter noticed visions of his father all through the present, he’ll now see visions of Deb as a option to carry her again. We might see the return of different, still-living characters like Joey Quinn and Angel Batista, although as you could recall different vital ones like Maria La Guerta had been killed forward of the finale.
My greatest drawback with the finale season of Dexter was that it didn’t revolve round Dexter getting caught and answering for his crimes, and even virtually getting caught. It actually felt like season 2, when Dexter’s victims are found for the primary time and the partitions appear to be closing in on him, was extra like a closing season, and I at all times discovered it weird that the sequence ended with the present by no means having Dexter, and the general public, cope with his crimes.
It additionally stands to cause that Dexter may have an antagonist killer on this new season, as practically all his seasons have him squaring off in opposition to a rival killer he’s making an attempt to out-hunt. It wouldn’t actually be Dexter if that side was eliminated, and I’d most likely anticipate a brand new actor and new character to fill that function.
Even with Deb and La Guerta lifeless and the mess that was these closing few seasons, I’m optimistic that maybe the unique showrunner might have a adequate thought to make this work, and I don’t suppose Michael C. Corridor would have agreed to return to the function (lest we overlook, one for which he was nominated for a ton of Emmys) would it not not function a redemption for the eternally memed finale.
We’ll seemingly see extra particulars because the yr presses on, however for now, I’ll attempt to be a bit hopeful right here.