DEXTER had been heading steadily downhill for years before the utterly dire final season taxed the patience of even the most loyal of fans. However, seemingly deaf to the tirade of vitriol levelled against at them and not content with delivering a finale as unsatisfying as the purgatorial lovefest of LOST and the “Oh yeah, God did it” coda of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, Showtime’s powers that be are considering a spin-off series.
When you hear spin-off, perhaps you’d think of something like the misadventures of Hannah, the world’s hottest sociopath, constantly evading capture while attempting to raise Harrison, who will likely become the world’s most disturbed toddler; Harry’s disembodied spectre given permanent form by Dexter’s incessant conjuration of him and attempting to guide the hand of other young serial killers; or an earlier set saga detailing Lundy’s long hunt for Trinity. But no, apparently this prospective spin off of Dexter will star Dexter. Dafuq?
Showtime’s president David Nevins stated:
“It’s something we continue to talk about. If we were to do it, we would have to have a very good reason to do it. It would have to feel like it’s a new show. I’m not interested in doing it if it’s just a continuation… There have been some light, ongoing conversations. It hasn’t really gone anywhere yet… I think if we were to do it, I would only do it if it is with Michael .”
Hopefully, they’ll soon realise that “a very good reason” for making a show that nobody wants or will ever watch simply doesn’t exist, and that the udders of this cash cow have well and truly dried up.
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