There has been many talks about a potential “Dexter” spin-off since the show neared its end last year. The spin-off will center the titular character, which means that Michael C. Hall’s involvement is key to move forward.
Showtime entertainment president David Nevins said at the TCA winter press tour:
“We continue to talk about it. If we were to do it, we have to have a very good reason to do it. It has to feel like it’s a new show. I’m not interested in doing it if it’s just a continuation,”
“If we were to do it, I would only do it with Michael.”
Nevins also mentioned that the show is in “a preliminary stage”, he added about the idea of bringing back the show saying:
“That show is that character…and if I were to do something, I would do Dexter in a new concept and configuration. I want the show to feel different, not just a continuation of the old show.”
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Nevins also elaborated about the series ending in which Dexter faked his own death and left Hannah and his son Harrison to start a new life.
“The fundamental design of where they ended Dexter was really well conceived. He had to sacrifice the one person who was closest to him in the world, and he had to leave. That was where it was headed for a very long time.”
The studio never intended to kill off Dexter in the first place, he added.
“We never discussed the idea of killing [Dexter],”
It’s also clear that Dexter wasn’t kept alive for a potential spin-off, Nevins explains:
“The people who are really in the center – Michael, Scott Buck, [ep] Sara Colleton – no one even brought up the idea. It was never discussed…. It remains to be seen whether they’re going to want to do [a spin-off] or whether I’m going to want to do it. They never felt like killing Dexter was the right end.”
The multiple award winning show aired its series finale on September 22, 2013.