Dexter Spinoff Update: Will It Happen?

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At the Television Critics Association winter press tour today, Showtime Entertainment President David Nevis was asked about Dexter Season 8.

Could he defend what most considered to be a very disappointing concluding run of episode?

“I think the fundamental design of where they ended Dexter was really well conceived,” he said. “He had to sacrifice the one person who was closest to him in the world and he had to leave.”

Nevins also denied chatter that the network forbade producers from killing off the title character

Dexter as a Lumberjack

And speaking of that title character... is a Dexter spinoff still alive at the network? Could it happen?

Yes, Nevins said, but only if Michael C. Hall is prominently involved.

“It remains to be seen if they’re going to want to do it, if I’m going to want to do it... If we were to do it, I would want to do Dexter in a new concept and configuration," Nevins said of a spinoff. "I would want the show to feel different and not just be a continuation of the old show.”

Catch up on the series when you watch Dexter online and sound off:

Would you want to see a Dexter spinoff?

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Sue ann

On the other hand, I like Dexter so much that I buy the hardcover books from Amazon.UK because the United Kingdom gets it three weeks before the USA does. And I have watched the DVD's of all the earlier seasons multiple times, and the most recent season twice, thus far. I really like the show. You are right. Tastes vary. For me, Bones became anathema after the Hannah debacle.


I stopped watching Dexter after 4 seasons I think. Yeah, I know that I'm strange. It's like a switch that gets turned off. I'll really like a show a lot and have that "I can't wait for the next episode" anticipation and then a few episodes that just don't 'do it' for me and it gets switched off in my brain and the show becomes one of those on my YUK list. Can't explain it, but that's what makes the world this wonderful interesting place to be.


Dexter Quotes

Deb: (excitedly) A baby? a motherfucking rolly-poly, chubby cheeked shit machine? Are you kidding me?
Dexter: I've never heard it described in quite those words before, but yeah.

Tonight's the night. And it's going to happen again, and again. It has to happen. Nice night.

Dexter Morgan