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Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Manny Coto Executive Producer of Season 5 & Writer For Dexter Seasons 5-8 Dies at 62

Coto first joined the Dexter crew as an executive producer in 2010.

From left to right: Manny Coto, Sara Colleton and Scott Buck | Getty Images/Jason LaVeris

Emmy-winning writer/producer/director Manny Coto, who has written 10 episodes of the original Dexter series has died Sunday in Pasadena at the age of 62 after a 13-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Havana, Cuba, on June 10, 1961, Manuel Hector Coto was one of primetime’s most prominent writers and showrunners. 

Aside from Dexter, his credits include other popular TV shows such as “24” and its sequels “24: Live Another Day” and “24: Legacy,” as well as “American Horror Story,” and “Star Trek: Enterprise”.

Coto created and ran the 2020 a series titled 'NeXt' for Fox, a fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence and combines action with an examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand. It was cancelled after just one season on Fox.

In 2011 he and the rest of Dexter's cast and crew scored an Outstanding Drama Series Emmy nomination for the fifth season.

All Dexter episodes written by Manny Coto:

Season 5, Episode 3: "Practically Perfect"
Season 5, Episode 8: "Take It!" (co-written with Wendy West)
Season 5, Episode 12: "The Big One" (co-written with Chip Johannessen)

Season 6, Episode 3: "Smokey and the Bandit"
Season 6, Episode 11: "Talk to the Hand" (co-written with Tim Schlattmann)

Season 7, Episode 2: "Sunshine and Frosty Swirl"
Season 7, Episode 7: "Chemistry" (co-written with Karen Campbell)
Season 7, Episode 11: "Do You See What I See?" (co-written with Wendy West)

Season 8, Episode 2: "Every Silver Lining..."
Season 8, Episode 12 (Series Finale): "Remember the Monsters?" (co-written with Scott Buck)

R.I.P. Manny Coto.

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