While everyone was watching Breaking Bad this past Sunday, the TV show that some people consider to be the best live action take on Batman we're ever like to see, Dexter, aired its final episode. The finale (along with the past several seasons if the internet is any indication) recieved a mixed reaction, though the show remained fairly popular throughout its eight season run, and a Marvel comic based on the original book series and written by Dexter creator Jeff Lindsay is in stores now, proving the property connects with audiences and has staying power.
Exclusive video from Dexter season finale.
Anyway, the Showtime series ended, and that ending left a lot of people unsatisfied. So unsatisfied, in fact, that the show's producers were forced to explain the entire last season in an interview on Entertainment Weekly yesterday.
You should check it out if you watched the finale. You may not agree with the results, but it is a thorough explanation of the finale, the final season, and what the producers were going for.
What I found most interesting, however, was the talk at the end of the interview about a possible Dexter spinoff. Showtime President David Nevins admitted a few days ago that the network is planning something of the sort, calling the Dexter franchise Showtime's Batman or Spider-man, but here we have the first clues toward what it could be about, or, as the case may be, not about:
The rumor for a while was the spin-off would star Deb. Was that ever a possibility?
BUCK: Never any truth to that. But we sort of played with that idea once that rumor was out there because I think it was beneficial for people to think we were going that direction.
Would Michael C. Hall have any involvement in a spin-off?
BUCK: No idea. Who knows what the future of Dexter is?
COLLETON: Right now there’s nothing planned. It couldn’t happen without Michael C. Hall wanting to come back. And I think he’s enjoying this new part of his life.
Scott, you referenced that we’ll never see Quinn again. So is it safe to assume any spin-off would not use the current supporting cast?
BUCK: I believe that’s most likely. We won’t see the current cast again.
As a blogger, it's my job to read between the lines (I.E. make a shitload of assumptions and engage in baseless speculation), so let's look at what we learned here. A spinoff was never intended to focus on Dexter's sister, Debra, which tells us that a spinoff has been considered, which means the producers must at least have some idea of what it would be about. The spinoff would require Michael C. Hall, which might be problematic if you've seen the finale and read the interview. The spinoff will probably not feature any of the supporting cast in any capacity.
So what the hell could it be about? It may be some time, if ever, before we find out, but that's never stopped the geek media from posting dozens of hit baiting articles about a subject before, so we're gonna get our claim that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is rumored to be in talks to star in it right now, before any of those other blogs get the chance to beat us to it.
We also want to know what you think would make a good spinoff. Tell us what you thought of the finale too in our finale discussion thread for that below (I've commandeered it for this article).
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