Showtime admits it didn’t deal with its one-time dramatic flagship Dexter correctly.
Showtime leisure president Gary Levine informed reporters Tuesday that the community didn’t deal with the present’s authentic finale very effectively. Dexter concluded in 2013 after eight seasons with a run of episodes that have been thought-about by many followers and critics to be a inventive nadir for the present.
“Dexter is a jewel within the crown of Showtime and we didn’t do it justice ultimately and that has at all times been a burr underneath my saddle,” mentioned Levine on the Tv Critics Affiliation press tour. “We’ve at all times wished to see if there was a option to do it proper and it took a very long time to determine what that was and a very long time for [star Michael C. Hall] to be keen to revisit the function.”
Levine was additionally requested if the upcoming restricted sequence was really “restricted” or whether or not they’d make extra if Corridor wished to proceed taking part in his iconic character.
“Name [the upcoming episodes] what you’ll,” he mentioned. “Name it a ‘restricted sequence,’ however the guidelines are it might probably’t be restricted sequence if it’s coming from one thing that was on the air for a very long time. We name it a ‘particular occasion sequence.’ For me, it’s revisiting Dexter and giving a correct finale for a superb sequence.”
Pressed if the community would contemplate a spin-off, Levine, once more, demurred. “The expectation is so excessive for it and the sequence is so particular to the community and me … the longer term will handle itself.”
The upcoming particular occasion sequence factor is titled Dexter: New Blood and picks up 10 years after Dexter went lacking. The police forensics knowledgeable / serial killer is hiding out within the small city of Iron Lake, New York and a sequence of occasions resurfaces his previous urges. The solid additionally contains Julia Jones (The Mandalorian), Alano Miller (Sylvie’s Love), Johnny Sequoyah (Imagine), Jack Alcott (The Good Lord Hen) and Clancy Brown (The Crown). Maybe most crucially, authentic sequence showrunner Clyde Phillips, who left the present after its fourth season, can also be again on board.
The ten-episode Dexter: New Blood premieres Nov. 7, right here’s the present trailer: