Reports suggest that Dexter: New Blood it is canceled and will see no new blood spilled. Despite the success obtained by the unexpected continuation of the successful series, it seems that the production house in charge of its production is not interested in continuing with the story. However, it does have its sights set on making a prequel to the origins of the monster.
In an industry where prequels, sequels, and spin offs focused on the same narrative universes, are the order of the day, one more series dies at the hands of executives. However, this time the decision comes as a surprise.
And it is that Dexter: New Blood it was reported as the most-watched series in Showtime history during its entire run with an average of 8 million viewers per week. It took a full year for the studio to make the decision not to go ahead with Dexter Morgan’s narrative.
Perhaps the real reason behind this new cancellation situation has to do with the upcoming merger of Showtime and Paramount+. And precisely from that meeting a new idea will emerge to not completely abandon the serial killer franchise.
As reported TV linethe study is already exploring the idea of conceiving a prequel series of Dexter. With a narrative that precedes not only this revival, but also to the original series released in 2006. The new television program will tell the story of the youth of the central character. And therefore it is unlikely that Michael C Hall will return to give life to his iconic role.
The realization of a new prequel series is still in the talks phase. Which makes this whole affair something even stranger. Since the series that obtained the unexpected success was canceled, even before a next plan was given the green light.
Dexter: New Blood It hit the screens on November 7, 2021 and ended its broadcast on January 9, 2022. Although the program was initially planned as a limited series, later the showrunner Clyde Phillips gave hope of the team’s return for a second season.
Phillips assured that the realization of a runoff was entirely in the hands of Showtime. «If they called me and said: ‘We want to do [una segunda temporada] and we want you to solve it’, I’m pretty busy, but I would drop everything I’m doing and jump right into it. I’d love to do it, but it’s really up to Showtime.”
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