Showtime boss David Nevins hasn’t ruled out the possibility of bringing Dexter back for Season 9.
Despite the serial killer drama getting a ‘proper’, if controversial, series finale, Nevins isn’t shutting the cabin door on reviving the show, referencing the 24 and Arrested Development resurrections as examples of series which have made it back from the dead in recent times.
Speaking at Friday’s press tour, he told reporters, per Variety:
“It’s always within the realm of possibility. It worked for Jack Bauer. It worked for the Bluth family.”
However, Nevins said there are no current plans to revive the show, either as a continuation or spinoff, though he remains “in contact” with Michael C. Hall:
“I’m in contact with [Hall,] I talk to him. He’s an important alum, and I want to stay to close, but there’s nothing active going on.”
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Additionally, Nevins refuted suggestions that Showtime blocked the showrunners from killing the titular character:
“It was never even discussed with me — no one even pitched the idea of killing Dexter. The only one who really wanted to die was (‘Californication’ star) David Duchovny. He always thought Hank Moody should go out in a blaze of glory.”