‘Dexter’ Season 9 Still a Possibility; Showtime Exec Offers New Story Hints

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Showtime President of Entertainment, David Nevins, is quickly becoming one of the most noncommittal and chatty network heads in the business – taking every TV-related event he attends as an opportunity to toy with the emotions of Dexter fans.

However, this time, Nevins is set to deliver some good news and intriguing details for fans of the Bay Harbor Butcher – as the Showtime executive indicates that, while the writing team is still working toward a Dexter season 8 end-date, there’s still a possibility that the show could continue on into season 9 and beyond.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Nevins remained open to the possibility of further seasons of Dexter as well as offered an intriguing detail about what audiences might be able to expect next season:

“[Season 8] is the likely endpoint, but I’m leaving open the possibility that plans could change [...] I think there’s a very clear trajectory now of where they’re going. I think it’s going to help to write with that endgame in mind. I’ve been pushing to shake up the formula a little bit. I think there should be fundamentally different dynamics now.”

The comments echo similar assertions from Nevins following Showtime’s official announcement that Dexter would be back for season 7 and 8. At the time, Nevins implied that they intended to wrap-up the story lines and go out with a bang – unless they decided they’d rather keep going:

“I’m not going to say with absolute certainty that this is the end, but that is the likely scenario, that the series is moving towards a definite end.”

[Warning! The remainder of this article contains numerous Dexter Season 6 SPOILERS]




Still here? Nevins also dropped a short, but especially interesting, detail about just how the writers intend to “shake up the formula” – implying that, in the coming months, Dexter may no longer work as “such a lone wolf.”

Could this mean that Deb, who recently caught her brother mid-ritualistic killing act, will actually join-up with Dexter’s cause and help round-up Miami’s surprisingly robust stable of active serial killers – outside the confines of the law? That said, earlier reports seemed to indicate that Deb might not truly understand the full extent of what she witnessed in the Season 6 finale (i.e. Dexter may have offed the Doomsday Killer but that doesn’t mean he’s full-blown serial killer). As a result, it’s certainly possible that someone else, potentially serial killer fan Louis, could be the other “wolf” in Miami – though, that might be a bit too similar to the Miguel Prado (Jimmy Smits) storyline from Dexter season 3.

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Nevins also briefly discussed whether there is on-set tension between former off-screen husband/wife and on-screen brother/sister pair Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter – which is especially relevant now that Deb has admitted she’s in love with her (non-biological) adopted brother - “It makes for an interesting ripple in the show.” According to The Wrap, Nevins believes audiences will “‘figure in’ the dynamic” but also asserts that, wherever the writers want to take the show, Showtime won’t be held-back because “Michael and Jennifer have a really good relationship.

Regardless of whether or not it’s awkward on set, many viewers will probably attest that watching Deb pine after her adopted brother is, at the very least, still awkward to watch.


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Source: The Wrap

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  1. I say make FINALE a DREAM, and bring back everyone, except for Hannah, she can still be in jail. But this is the only way to make it believable again!

  2. Season 9 Please!! I am so addicted to Dexter! Mr. Nevins please make more Season’s and Episodes for Dexter. :)

  3. I need more Dexter! Actually lots more Dexter!! Please move forward! Great Show really Great!

    • I just finished watching the whole season on Netflix for hour after hour !!!! Just finished and i LOVED it!!!
      I AM SERIOUSLY GOING THROUGH DEXTER WITHDRAWL!!!!! I love his characterand he’s easy on the eyes for sure!
      Bring back Dexter: Season 9!!! =}

  4. a friend of mine introduce me to the show. i look at the entire show and fell totaly inlove with the show. am adicted to the show. i agree with all the fans. PLEASE BRING BACK THE SHOW. CONTINUE THE SHOW.WE ALL WILL SUPPORT YOU.

  5. I can’t help myself. Just watched an old episode on pay tv. (I am recording the whole show) The Lumen story with the barrel girls murder. Even though I have seen them all over and over again, Dexters wit, humour and those facial expressions he pulls…I am hooked for life. No one at Miami metro would ever entertain the thought that he was a monster by night, but a GOOD one. When he thinks out loud, is something I will never get enough of. It cracks me up all the time. They could never find another actor to portray this character. More Dex Please….Love Masuka, Angel and the gang. They are like family at Miami metro, not to mention with me. I get so involved with the show, that everything around me goes on the back burner for an hour. A true entertainer. I have never known such a huge, loyal following of a character and show in my life. Bring Deb back, make it a dream or some hypnosis thing, other shows do it. When my mobile phone rings, it reminds me of you. Dexter theme. Love you Dex. From a little lady in Australia.

  6. Please make a season 9, Dexter is the most amazing series and I’m experiencing a loss in my life. Also find a way to bring back Deb won’t be the same without her, thanks in advance of SERIES 9

  7. Dexter would be amazing to have for atleast one more season. I’ve watched season 8 just as quickly as all the others. It seems that I’m always up way past my bed time just to watch one more episode, okay three. Someone mentioned bringing back Deborah, I say you could have dexter internalize her just as he had done with his father. He left him behind because he didn’t need him anymore but he will always need Debra because she made him want to be a good person. As far as the killer and other parts of the plot I’ve got no idea. Bring it back, maybe we are all addicted and are like trying to get one last fix. I’m just worried that the show will get watered down and so far from where it began. But they haven’t led me astray before, so I’ll keep my ear out for anything about a possible season 9. Here’s to hoping.

  8. Please make a season 9 I’m lost without Dexter to watch I think the way it ended could bring on another season

  9. Hi there! what I’m about to comment on doesn’t have a thing to do about bringing back Dexter for another season. I watch Dexter repeats time and time again and it’s truly amazing how much you pick up that you missed before. Remember when Rita’s mother sent a wedding card saying something about “third is a charm” and Dexter read it and Rita sort of tap danced an excuse? The next day, Dexter investigated and found out that she was married before Paul. Ok, so you could say that Rita wasn’t truly honest with Dexter about everything and he just let it go and never mentioned it again…so, in season 4, when she found out that he kept his place and she went snooping and found the chest which contained Harry’s rifle, not to mention the hidden compartment underneath with all of Dexters recreational tools, then she set up a meeting with a marriage councillor to talk there problems through and her constant whining, “Dexter we are out of milk, Dexter, Harrison has a fever, Dexter, we are out of bread blah blah blah.” In a sense, Trinity did a huge favour there. Why didn’t Dexter bring up her first hubby to the marriage counciller instead of allowing Rita to paint him like a real jerk…could the writers have overlooked it, I mean we as the viewers aren’t couch potatoes, we do remember what has happened in previous episodes, or is it that Dex is such a loving guy that he didn’t want to hurt or embarrass Rita. She needed a good lecture from Dexter on numerous occasions, no wonder he had that bad accident where his car rolled. Rita had him running errands all hours of the night. Get off you arse lady, call the neighbour to babysit and go get the blasted meds yourself.

  10. Totally hooked! One of THE best series ever – so well done, so well written and so addicting – nothing else compares. Season 8′s final episode was way too open ended and heartbreaking to have everything finish there. The loss of Debra was so hard to take…left me in tears. I would like to see Dexter finally make it to Argentina and maybe build from there in his quest to find Hanna and Harrison. Please, please, please Mr. Nevins and creative writers, we need more!

  11. DEXTER MORGAN Where R U?, Start up season 9 soon please, Here is what would be great to see, Dexter finds Hannah and saves his son from her destroying him, raising him like herself a serial killer, Dexter trains him to be like him instead, like a twisted version of the courtship of eddies father, and Dexter goes to work in Seatle Washington as a detective with his son Harrison as his side kick, later they can move to L.A. and or New York, Toronto Canada even.

  12. I never watched dexter until Netflix and now I need more. Until then I will buy all of the merchandise

  13. Just watched the Dexter marathon! Please bring Dex back. Most of the crime and police stories are alike but NOT Dexter. I don’t ever recall a series like Dex. Is he coming back I hope?

  14. I agree. Bring back Dexter. Please don’t have him end up with the freaking Hannah.. she and Lumin really fkd up the seasons :S

    • What? Hanna & Lumin did f’up anything, they were nessasary distraction’s, as was every carefully plotted character, I would be happy to see either again, as long as Dexter is back they could do almost anything with the series and it would be fine with me, Motherf#ck’r where are you playing with your knives these days and don’t forget the donuts. ha ha

    • err DIDN’T lol

  15. Please bring Dexter back!! I Love u Dexter

  16. Definitely want a season 9!!!!!!!TH ENDING WAS TO VAGUE.

  17. Dexter is a great series with a lot of life left considering all the possibilities. The series was produced with excellence and I’m pretty sure whatever they do will be great. That said I hope there will be another season.

  18. We need more seasons I am thinking about re watch ing dexter from the beginning I love this show and everyone wants to see more of dexter and Debra along with his son he could have gotten into a car accident seeing his brother and Debra again and retry one he loved died around him may the show go on yes it should please and thank you I can only watch it on Netflix along with others and we love this show

  19. I was devastated to come to the end of Dexter.
    Season 9 and beyond is a must and there are so many options and possibilities for this to happen.
    Please hurry and return to our screen.
    If you are stuck for ideas drop me an email where I would be glad to help.

  20. Pleasr bring back the show this could go on and on and I would never get tired of watching it..Amazing show Micheal C. Hall is a amazing actor.

    • please bring back Dexter I really loved this show. There’s is not another one like it… Please bring it back an Deb too

  21. make a season 9