The ending was… not nice (Image: BACKGRID)
Dexter’s sequence finale after eight seasons left many followers with a bitter style of their mouth.
However the upcoming return of the Bay Harbour Butcher might change all that.
Dexter’s showrunner has confirmed that the restricted sequence comeback for the present is an ‘alternative to make it proper’ after the 2013 finale of the present was branded a ‘mess’ by viewers.
The final episode noticed Dexter (Michael C Corridor) sail off right into a storm after burying his sister Debra’s physique at sea, and his boat was later discovered wrecked, with the killer presumed useless.
Nonetheless, it emerged that Dexter faked his personal dying and was dwelling in solitude as a lumberjack in Oregon.
Showrunner Clyde Phillips left initially after the critically acclaimed fourth sequence however is returning for the brand new 10 episode run, and says that the sequence offers the group a second shot at that ending.
Phillips is returning as showrunner (Image: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Photos)
Chatting with the Hollywood Reporter’s TV High 5 podcast, Phillips mentioned: ‘We principally do get to start out from scratch. We would like this to not be Dexter season 9.
‘Ten years have handed, or nevertheless a few years have handed by the point it will air, and the present will replicate that point passage. As far as the ending of the present, it will haven’t any resemblance to how the unique finale was. It’s a terrific alternative to jot down a second finale for a present, and Showtime may be very gracious about that.’
Phillips was requested whether or not the response to the finale had something to do with Michael C Corridor returning to play the vigilante blood spatter analyst, with the showrunner saying: ‘Michael definitely was conscious that the ending wasn’t properly acquired, and I consider that he was not fully glad with. This is a chance to make that proper.
‘However that’s not why we’re doing it. We’re doing it as a result of there’s such a starvation for Dexter on the market.’
The present is returning for 10 episodes (Image: Dan Littlejohn/Showtime/Kobal/REX)
Nonetheless, the present received’t pull a Dallas and have Dexter waking up mid-season three together with his spouse Rita and sister Debra nonetheless alive.
Phillips mentioned: ‘We’re not undoing something. We’re not doing film magic. We’re not going to betray the viewers and say, “Whoops, that was all a dream.” What occurred within the first eight years occurred within the first eight years.’
Cautious of spoilers, although, he did admit that the drama has introduced useless characters again from the grave within the type of ghostly apparitions earlier than – so we might probably see Jennifer Carpenter (Debra) in some form or kind.
Phillips beforehand revealed the concept he had for the finale of Dexter, had he remained as showrunner for all eight seasons, and it was fairly cool.
He informed E! On-line that within the ultimate scene he hoped to pitch, Dexter opens his eyes, and he’s on the execution desk at Florida Penitentiary.
The sequence has all been flashbacks main as much as his execution, and as he appears out into the statement gallery, we see the individuals who he was accountable for killing, just like the Ice Truck Killer and the Trinity Killer.
Phillips mentioned: ‘That’s what I envisioned for the ending of Dexter. That every thing we’ve seen over the previous eight seasons has occurred within the a number of seconds from the time they begin Dexter’s execution to the time they end the execution and he dies. Actually, his life flashed earlier than his eyes as he was about to die. I feel it might have been a terrific, epic, very satisfying conclusion.
Dexter will start filming subsequent yr, with a tentative air date of autumn 2021.
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