Despite becoming the most-watched series in Showtime history after its 10-episode run, Dexter: New Blood is unlikely to be returning for a second season. According to TV Line, multiple sources have confirmed that the series is as dead as one of Dexter’s victims (and—spoilers—Dexter himself as of the season finale).
Previously, it was reported that a follow-up was already in development and would follow Dexter’s son, Harrison (Jack Alcott). Dexter: New Blood saw Harrison discovering Dexter’s deadly secret and beginning to follow in his father’s footsteps before ultimately killing him, at Dexter’s behest.
But don’t bury Dexter Morgan just yet. TV Line also notes that “according to insiders, Showtime—which will soon merge with Paramount+—is exploring a number of new iterations of Dexter, including a prequel series centred around a young version of the titular antihero.”
The original Dexter series ran from 2006 to 2013 and starred Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department who moonlighted as a serial killer with a strict moral code. The series’ original showrunner, Clyde Phillips, returned for Dexter: New Blood, which premiered in 2021.
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