Dexter Spinoff Scoop: Showtime President's Update About the Continuation of the Franchise

Gary Levine, co-president of Showtime entertainment talks Dexter spinoff.


Nine months after the polarizing finale of Dexter: New Blood, we have some new updates about a possible spinoff series. In a recent interview with TVLine and the "Inside Line" column, Showtime co-president Gary Levine talked about the possibility of the Dexter franchise continuing after New Blood, and what he said isn't very encouraging for those who want to see more from the serial killer saga.

According to Matt Webb Mitovich from TVLine, when Gary Levine was asked about a possible sequel to Dexter: New Blood, he answered: “It’s too soon to say. We’re still basking in the glow of the limited series, which was everything we hoped for.”

What Levine said is quite surprising considering that just a month ago, on August 25, David Nevins who's co-president of Showtime suggested that he's busy working on the future of the Dexter franchise: "There are a lot of things that I am working on. I don't want to mention things until they are ready. There are a lot of things. What is the future the Dexter franchise? I am actively working on that."

So... what do we have here? Did Showtime just scrapped every idea about the Dexter franchise at least for now, or Gary Levine's interview isn't as new as TVLine thinks? Perhaps the latter. Back in early February, Levine was interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter about New Blood, and in general terms what he suggested back then is quite similar to what he said for TVLine: "We accomplished what we hoped to do beyond our wildest dreams. Right now, we are still enjoying the closure of Dexter."

Who should be the main protagonist in a possible Dexter spinoff? Weeks ago, we shared here on Dexter Daily a poll, asking fans which spinoff version would they watch. A "sequel series that follows Dexter's death, starring David Zayas (Batista), C.S. Lee (Masuka)" is so far the top pick, followed by (just one vote apart!) "a series that includes both Batista and Harrison in lead roles, plus other old and new supporting characters".

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