Dexter Revival showrunner talks about show’s original ending

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Typically, folks – up to and including star Michael C. Hall, who basically gave the set a “Hey, what are you gonna do about this?” »Shrug when asked – didn’t like the end from Showtime Dexter. Part of this is probably our nation’s rampant lumber phobia, but much can be linked to the reality show’s increasingly strident footsteps in its final years on the air. , and a pretty intense eye roll at the idea of ​​our old friend Dexter Morgan managing to extend his magical ability to get away with anyone to literal forces of nature itself.

All of this, Dexter revival series showrunner Clyde Phillips assures you, he knows it. Phillips – who has an interesting relationship with the show, as most people share the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ seasons of Dexter at the same time, he quit the show, having run it for its first four seasons — Said the just-announced relaunch series doesn’t “undo” anything that has already happened on the show. . But, noted Phillips in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporterof Top 5 TVs Podcast, “Until the end of the series, this will bear no resemblance to the original finale. It’s a great opportunity to write a second final.

Phillips added that while that is explicitly not why the new series is being created, “This is your opportunity to fix that,” in reference to the disappointing response to the show’s original finale in 2013. The new series will also not serve as a direct sequel to said Forest Odyssey, instead jumping forward the same amount of time that passed in the real world, in which we can only assume that Dexter a whole forest of trees has been murdered. . “We want it not to be Dexter Season 9, ”said Phillips, while making this clear,“ We’re not going to betray the audience and say, ‘Oops, that was all a dream.’ What happened in the first eight years happened in the first eight years.

Showtime announced on Dexter woke up earlier this week, with Hall pledged to return as everyone’s favorite serial killer, but he’s kind.

[via TVLine]

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