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Monday, January 4, 2021

Michael C. Hall On the Criticism About the 'Unsatisfying' Finale - Wants The Dexter Revival To Make Up For It: "It's a Worth-Telling Story"

In an all-new interview, Michael C. Hall talks about the decision to step back into the role of America's favorite serial killer, negative criticism, and more.

Happy New Year, everyone! In his first interview since the announcement of the Dexter Revival, Michael C. Hall discusses the bad criticism the original 2013 series finale received, and the opportunity to restore Dexter's legacy with the upcoming 10-episode limited series, that premieres later this year. [via the Daily Beast].

When questioned about why he decided to finally say yes and do the Dexter Revival, a decision that took lots of years, he said: "It’s a conversation that’s been ongoing, and different possibilities have emerged over the years. I think in this case, the story that’s being told is worth telling in a way that other proposals didn’t, and I think enough time has passed where it’s become intriguing in a way that it wasn’t before. And 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. 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."

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Regarding the bad criticism the series final received, he added: "A criticism that speaks to someone’s experience is warranted. I certainly thought it was justifiable for Dexter to do what he did. I think some of the criticisms were about that, and some of the criticisms weren’t so much about the “what” as they were about the “how,” and those were valid too. 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."

"I’ve dabbled in the extremes of “extremely satisfying” (Six Fee Under) and “extremely dissatisfying” (Dexter) television finales."

On the success of HBO's Six Feet Under after all these years he said: "I just recently did an interview with someone who’s putting a book together about HBO, and I came to realize that we shot that pilot over twenty years ago. At the time, we all appreciated that we were signing up for something that was unlike anything any of us had encountered, and it’s so gratifying to know that it still resonates with people. I must say, as I’ve watched the television landscape move forward and proliferate and sprawl, I can see so much of it is infused with ground that that show broke. And I also feel like if that show hit the scene right now, it would still feel like it was taking chances. And that’s so cool."

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