Dexter fans seem apprehensive about last week’s announcement that the show is coming back to Showtime for a limited series. The show had a large following of dedicated fans who ended up being super disappointed with the final season and finale of the show, so a comeback is met with mixed feelings. But series showrunner Clyde Phillips said in a recent interview with THR‘s TV Top 5 Podcast (via CB) that “This isn’t Dexter season nine. … This was an opportunity to write a second finale for the show.”
He went on to say:
“We basically do get to start from scratch. We want this to not be Dexter season 9. Ten years have passed – or however many years have passed by the time this will air – and the show will reflect that time passage. Insofar as the ending of the show: this will have no resemblance to how the original finale was – and it’s a great opportunity to write a second finale for a show, and Showtime was very gracious about that.”
Phillips added that the reason he and star Michael C. Hall felt pulled back into the show was the lingering love from the fanbase, and now they have the chance to right the wrong that was the series finale. Dexter will return to Showtime fall 2021 with a ten-episode season. Are you looking forward to the continuation of the story?