Serial killer Dexter returned to the small skylight with “New Blood.” Is a sequel possible after the finale? Clyde Phillips, the showrunner, gives his opinion on the matter. Attention, the article contains SPOILERS, it is strongly advised to have seen the end of the series.
dexter : the killer still has some under the hood
Back in 2013. The series dexter ends after a season 9 and the fans are roaring. Widespread disappointment was felt and the majority agrees that dexter was a mess. There were reasons to believe it, during the first bursts of episodes. The story of Dexter Morgan, a Miami cop and serial killer, was really compelling, as well as good for exploring strong dramatic/thematic nodes.
At the end of 2020, Showtime teased early fans by announcing that a new season was about to see the light of day. This one aims to try to bring a more satisfying conclusion to the adventures of Dexter. This program, titled New Blood, presents the anti-hero in his new life.
Ten years after the events that we know, he found refuge in the small town of Iron Lake. A place where he can hide his real identity. Nevertheless, his urges are quick to resurface and the killer cannot help but shed blood again. This return was attractive on paper since it was done with Clyde Phillips, showrunner of the first seasons of Dexter.
Should we expect a sequel to New Blood ?
The end of New Blood was broadcast in France and acted as a real thunderclap. As he tried to flee with his son, Dexter was killed by the latter, after he realizes that he was the culprit of the murder of his coach. A conclusion that seems radical enough for no sequel to see the light of day.
However, we know enough about the industry to know that we should never say never and that a spin-off or a derivative project can see the light of day. Precisely, Clyde Phillips was questioned by TV Line on this subject and he argues that nothing is planned for the time being. The ball is in Showtime’s court, which might want to take an interest in son Harrison. A possibility that is not without seducing the showrunner:
If they called me up and said, ‘We want to do a Harrison show,’ and I’m busy enough, I’d drop everything I’m doing and jump straight into it. I would love to do it, but it really depends on Showtime.
Precisely, the network must consider its possibilities carefully. New Blood had an average of 8 million viewers in the United States. This result makes the series the most viewed in Showtime history.