Michael C. Hall Says ‘Dexter’ Reboot Will Improve ‘Unsatisfying’ Finale
After over seven years since the final episode of Showtime’s Dexter, fans still agree that the show’s finale was very disappointing, especially compared to its previous episodes leading up to the series’ conclusion. Now, Showtime is bringing Dexter back for a limited series revival, and the show’s star, Michael C. Hall, has hinted that the revival will provide more satisfying closure to the story.
“Let’s be real: people found the way that show left things pretty unsatisfying, and there’s always been a hope that a story would emerge that would be worth telling,” Hall told The Daily Beast. “I include myself in the group of people that wondered, ‘What the hell happened to that guy?’ So I’m excited to step back into it. I’ve never had that experience of playing a character this many years on.”
Dexter‘s series finale ended with the demise of Dexter’s sister, who was played by Jennifer Carpenter, and Dexter moving from Miami to Oregon, to work in a rural area. After years of suspense nobody ever successfully identified Dexter’s crimes. The new reboot will take place roughly a decade after the series finale, with Hall adding that he hopes fans will be more satisfied with a new ending to the story.
“We certainly do live in an era where the bar is very high as far as the simultaneous surprise, satisfaction, and closure that should go along with a series finale,” Hall said.
The ten-episode revival of Dexter is scheduled for production in fall of 2021.