I’ve by no means been betrayed so deeply than I used to be on the night time of Sept. 22, 2013: the night time Dexter aired its collection finale.
OK, OK, it wasn’t that severe. However after sticking with Michael C. Corridor’s titular antihero – a blood spatter analyst for the Miami PD by day, a serial killer who solely murders different serial killers by night time – for an extended eight seasons, the collection finale was the last word letdown. The artistic forces behind the Showtime thriller determined to finish the collection with one of the weird, unsatisfying twists in TV historical past, one which followers (myself included) are nonetheless confused by.
As an alternative of letting Dexter die in a significant sacrifice or be the dad he all the time wished he could possibly be, the character decides to desert his younger son with a recognized assassin (The Handmaid’s Story‘s Yvonne Strahovski) and go away Florida so he can turn out to be . . . a lumberjack. James Doakes did not die for an ending like that, Showtime!
So, why am I rehashing previous TV wounds? As a result of there’s an opportunity that the Golden Globe-nominated drama, which ran from 2006 to 2013 and was primarily based on a ebook collection by Jeff Lindsay, might proper its collection finale wrongs with a reboot.
Throughout a latest interview with Variety, Corridor hinted that he is open to bringing Dexter Morgan again from that unhappy, empty shack in Oregon.
“Possibly. It is a chance given how the present ended that we might revisit Dexter. I’ve simply but to, in my opinion, think about or hear another person’s concept that makes it really feel value doing. However by no means say by no means.”
Naturally a reboot would not work with out Corridor, who stars in Netflix’s upcoming British thriller collection Secure, so it is key that he is within the thought. The thought of rebooting it may appear loopy at first, however what if Dexter got here again as a miniseries? Give it some thought: he might reunite together with his now-adult son, solely to find he is additionally grown as much as be a serial killer. Or, what if his son adopted within the footsteps of his late Aunt Deb (do not even get me began on how Dexter wraps up her storyline within the finale) and is coaching to turn out to be some form of legislation enforcement agent, who’s tasked with monitoring down an nameless serial killer within the Pacific Northwest?