Dissatisfied with Dexter’s finale, showrunner Clyde Phillips hopes to correct things with Showtime-commissioned Season 9, seven years after the series ended.
Warning, spoilers. The following paragraphs reveal spoilers for Dexter’s finale. If you don’t want to know anything, don’t read on.
After the surprise announcement of a ninth season of Dexter, seven years after the end of the series, showrunner Clyde Phillips says a little more about these ten new episodes ordered by Showtime and scheduled for 2021. The final episode of the season 8 saw Dexter leave Miami and become a lumberjack, a real ending that still remained open since the character played by Michael C. Hall would not die, as the leaders of Showtime wished.
In a podcast by Hollywood Reporter, Clyde Philipps explains that these new episodes do not really constitute a season 9 but rather “a second ending” for Dexter. The showrunner and Michael C. Hall, who are not satisfied with the series finale, therefore consider this new season an opportunity to “correct the situation”:
“This is not a ninth season of Dexter… Rather, it is the opportunity to write a second finale for the series. We are not going to betray the audience by saying ‘Oops, this was all one. dream. “What happened in the first eight seasons actually happened. Ten years, or however many years, will have passed by the time this airs and we will take that time into account. there won’t be any resemblance to how the show ended. It’s a great opportunity to write a second ending for our show and Showtime has been very elegant about it. “
Will Clyde Philipps decide to kill this cult figure? Or will Dexter finally get caught and paid for his crimes? Are important characters coming back? Actress Julie Benz, who played Rita Benett, was amused by questions from fans who hope for a return of her character (who died in the series!) On his TikTok account alluding to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in which she played Darla.