A decade ago, Dexter was the talk of the entertainment stratosphere and was one of the hottest shows around. After a couple of underwhelming seasons and a character assassination of a finale later, Dexter has faded into irrelevance and the irony hits hard. Almost a decade after that fateful ending, Showtime is looking to correct their errors and give Dexter the grand farewell it deserves. A couple of months ago, Showtime announced that Dexter will be returning for one final season and while we didn’t know much initially, the rumor mill has been very kind to us and we have learned interesting tidbits regarding the plot and cast.
What We Know So Far
Dexter’s final season was panned by critics worldwide because of the direction it took Dexter in making him feel like a completely different person at his core from the murderous vigilante we had come to know him as. The show ended with Dexter throwing Debra into the sea in an act of mercy killing after she took a bullet for him and ended up crippled for life. Dexter then proceeded to hand his own son to Hannah who herself was a killer and proceeded to fade into obscurity and continued to live his days out as a wood cutter in the woods, isolated.
What To Expect
The finale however didn’t go how anybody would’ve liked as many fans wanted to see Dexter brought to justice for the murders he had committed, vigilante or not. The show being panned resulted in rumors and hopes for a potential spin-off series being killed off at the time.
With the new season rumored to be a soft reboot as of now, Showtime looks to be on a path of redemption looking to redeem the show. Michael C. Hall is taking a hiatus from his Broadway career to reprise his role as the vigilante killer Dexter Morgan. Jennifer Carpenter’s Instagram has been very vague since the announcement and fans her hopeful for a return despite the character being killed off.
With the reboot, Showtime looks to give Dexter a better ending and we can’t help but look at the way Dexter’s journey came to end in the novels written by Jeff Lindsay where the entire series was a recollection of his events while strapped to an electric chair on death row. The ending of the books, funnily enough, was panned just as hard as the TV show by the readers at the time and it makes us wonder if that’s what Showtime is going to opt for. The return of Clyde Phillips for the reboot has fans hopeful as he was the driving force behind the critically acclaimed season 4 and we’re very excited for what he has in store for us for Dexter’s ride off into the sunset.