The Hollywood Reporter
Now that it’s been confirmed that Season 8 will be the final season for “Dexter,” a few more details of what’s ahead have come out, including whether or not rumors of a potential spinoff series are true.
THR’s The Live Feed spoke with Showtime entertainment president David Nevins, and we have the highlights here. Be sure to hit the link at the bottom of the page for the rest.
With regard to the decision to announce this would indeed be the show’s last hurrah: I felt like the right timing was to announce it firmly just in advance of its last season. The show has such loyal, passionate, and intense fans, and I wanted to handle it the right way… it became clear as we talked in between last season and this season that they [the creators] had an end game. Once Deb crossed the line she did when she found out, it was leading to the end game.
Does Nevins have any input as to how the show ends? The creative is being fundamentally driven by [showrunner] Scott Buck and John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, and Michael C. Hall. They’ve been the bedrock of this show and this character since the beginning… They have an amazing and fitting end in store.
Any hints as to how the consequences of Dexter’s actions will play out? The consequences are already starting to hit him. It’s jeopardized his most important relationship on Earth, which is with his sister; his other relationships on the show will be touched this year, and he’s still changing… We saw a big change last year in that it wasn’t so driven by one big antagonist… “Dexter” changed its formula last year and will change again this year — there’s a lot of different things in play. Part of what you need to do in a finale is start bringing some of the different threads together: his sister, his son, his love life, his professional life, and his childhood trauma.
Now, what about this potential Deb-focused spinoff we’ve heard about? [A]ll options are on the table as to where it could go after this. There’s nothing actively happening, but you never know what the future holds. We need to get through this season and see how the dust settles and then see where we go from there. I won’t rule it out, but I’m not actively planning anything.
“Dexter” Season 8, starring Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter with guest stars that include Yvonne Strahovski, Bethany Joy Lenz, Rhys Coiro, Charlotte Rampling, Nick Gomez, and Sean Patrick Flanery, premieres on June 30th.
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