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Dexter Producer Says New Season Will Be 'A Second Finale' For The Show

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Dexter Producer Says New Season Will Be 'A Second Finale' For The Show

Yesterday it was revealed that everyone's favourite serial killer Dexter would be returning to our screens.

The 10-part series is tipped to go into production next year, with Michael C. Hall reprising his role as the titular character.

For now plot details are scarce, but in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Dexter producer Clyde Phillips has teased that the new series could serve as a second shot at a finale.

Credit: Showrunner
Credit: Showrunner
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He said: "This isn't Dexter season nine... this was an opportunity to write a second finale for the show."

Showtime's co-president of Entertainment Gary Levine said the show, which originally ran from 2006 to 2013, would never be revisited unless there was a brilliant idea to take it forward and now it seems that there is one.

In a statement, Levine said: "We would only revisit this unique character if we could find a creative take that was truly worthy of the brilliant, original series.

"Well, I am happy to report that Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Hall have found it."

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Meanwhile, Hall has always appeared to be open to the idea of a return.

In a 2019 interview with the Daily Beast, the actor said: "Every time I'm asked about [another season of Dexter]. I say, 'Never say never.' The next thing I know there's an announcement on the internet saying, 'He's going to do it again.'

"The way that show ended gave no sense of closure for people and a lot of questions unanswered.

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"He seems to be in this self-imposed exile, he certainly didn't ride off into the sunset. His sister died. It left a gnarly knot in some viewers' stomachs. I stand by how that eighth season ended."

He added: "If he had kept on killing people he'd have been fine, but he gets married, he opens his imagination and heart.

Credit: Showtime
Credit: Showtime

"He has a real connection to people, and all those people are compromised or destroyed in some way. For it to be all tidied up after that would have not been honest.

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"For him to simulate his own death and extricate himself from the context of his life made sense to me.

"As far as any more of that happening, it's possible."

Featured Image Credit: Showtime

Topics: TV and Film

Claire Reid
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