Dexter’s killing spree may have come to a close, according to Deadline, but the series’ dramatic finale may leave room for another spinoff.
In an interview conducted soon after the final episode was broadcast, series showrunner Clyde Phillips stated, “Dexter Morgan is dead.” For most viewers, this is the final chapter for the character.
Dexter realizes by the end of New Blood that he has become the evil he has been trying to destroy all these years, and Harrison is the only one who can save him.
Harrison points a loaded gun at his father at the very end of the film, as the father and son face off. “I’m sorry for everything I’ve done to you,” Dexter confesses. “You deserve better. A better life, a better father.”
Dexter then instructs his son, “You have to take the safety off–just like I showed you. This is the only way out.” “For both of us,” Harrison responds. As soon as he took the shot, Dexter said, “You did good.”
It may be too late for Dexter, but what about Harrison? If Showtime is interested in another spinoff series, Phillips has teased he would consider it. Would Harrison be able to continue the story?
“It’s up to Showtime to make the call to me if they want more,” said Phillips. “If they ask me if I’d like to make a continuation of this, I would say yes. I have a lot of things going on, but I would drop everything for this and say yes in one second.”
Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter return as Dexter and Debra Morgan in Dexter: New Blood, developed by Phillips and directed by Marcos Siega, along with Alcott, Julia Jones, Johnny Sequoyah, Alano Miller and Clancy Brown.
Set a decade after the conclusion of Dexter, the storyline settles on a former forensics expert (who moonlights as a vengeful serial killer) living in a small New York town called Iron Lake. Dexter develops a relationship with Angela Bishop while using the fictitious name Jim Lindsay.
It won the 2017 Peabody Award and received 24 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for its first season of 96 episodes. The series was created by John Manos Jr. from the 2004 novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter.
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