Showtime Donates $100,000 to Seneca-Iroquois National Museum In Honor of Dexter: New Blood

Dexter: New Blood is set in the fictional town of Iron Lake, N.Y. in the Seneca Nation.


Showtime announced on Wednesday, that it is donating $100,000 to the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, which is located on the Allegany Territory of the Seneca Nation, where its most-watched series ever Dexter: New Blood is set.

The network's donation will fund the national museum's efforts to digitize all of its archives and record the history of the Seneca Nation, including music, oral histories, footage, print news and other media passed down from elders in the community. It will also help fund the museum’s Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center, which educates visitors on the tribal history of Western New York state.

via press release: NEW YORK - SHOWTIME recently announced a $100,000 donation to the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum (SINM) on the Allegany Territory of the Seneca Nation to support its vital work in preserving the history and legacy of the Seneca Nation, where the fictional town of Iron Lake, New York, is set in the hit series DEXTER: NEW BLOOD.

Part of the SHOWTIME commitment to give back to and enrich the people and communities where its series were set and filmed, and the contribution to SINM will help make a purposeful impact within the Seneca Nation community. Specifically, the donation will fund resources to sustain the museum’s efforts in digitizing media and archiving the history of the Seneca Nation, making it accessible for generations to come. This initiative will address the timely need to preserve decades worth of Seneca history, including video footage, music, recorded stories, print news and notable events passed on from Tribal elders. The contribution also will support the museum’s Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center with its endeavor to educate and bring awareness to the Western New York tribal history.

“I’m excited to receive this gift from SHOWTIME, which demonstrates its commitment to the preservation of heritage,” said Dr. Joe Stahlman, Director of the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum. “We can’t wait to begin the digitization of media – some of which has not been viewed in decades.” 

“We’re honored to support the legacy of the Seneca Nation of Indians, whose people and rich culture are ingrained within the narrative of DEXTER: NEW BLOOD,” says Puja Vohra, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, Showtime Networks Inc. “The team at SHOWTIME is dedicated to helping make a meaningful difference that both commemorates The Seneca Nation’s history and strengthens its future.” 

The most-watched series in SHOWTIME history, DEXTER: NEW BLOOD stars Emmy® nominee Michael C. Hall as America’s favorite serial killer, Dexter Morgan. The cast also features Jennifer Carpenter (DEXTER), Julia Jones (The Mandalorian), Jack Alcott (THE GOOD LORD BIRD), Alano Miller (Sylvie’s Love), Johnny Sequoyah (Believe) and Clancy Brown (The Crown, BILLIONS®). Reuniting Hall with original series showrunner Clyde Phillips, DEXTER: NEW BLOOD consists of 10 one-hour episodes. Set 10 years after Dexter went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, DEXTER: NEW BLOOD found him living under an assumed name in the fictional small town of Iron Lake, New York. Dexter may have been embracing his new life, but in the wake of unexpected events in this close-knit community, his Dark Passenger inevitably beckons. Produced by SHOWTIME, DEXTER: NEW BLOOD is executive produced by Clyde Phillips, Michael C. Hall, Scott Reynolds, Marcos Siega, Bill Carraro, John Goldwyn and Sara Colleton.

The original eight-season run of the original DEXTER premiered in the fall of 2006 and became one of the most acclaimed series on television, earning multiple Emmy® nominations for best television drama series as well as a prestigious Peabody Award in 2008, and was twice named one of AFI’s top 10 television series. 

The Seneca Nation is a sovereign Nation located on their aboriginal lands in Western New York. Currently, the Seneca Nation community has over 8,500 enrolled global citizens and holds title to five territories, including territories in the cities of Niagara Falls and Buffalo, NY. Once a member of the Hodinöhsö:ni´ Confederacy, the Seneca Nation earned the responsibility as “Keeper of the Western Door,” ensuring the peace and tranquility along the western boundaries of their lands. The Seneca Nation continues that obligation by sustaining their Nation-to-Nation relationship with the United States of America and New York State.  

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