Season 8 of Showtime’s “Dexter” will now most certainly be its last. But could characters from the show be spun-off into their own program? Showtime President David Nevins recently spoke to THR about the end of the show and he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a spin-off.
Now, before you cry “SPOILER” please know that this is only a rumor. No one has confirmed that anyone will live or die past the end of this season. The only reason Jennifer Carpenter’s Deb would be rumored for such a show is because… well, you’re not gonna make a show about about Quinn or Batista are you?
THR asked about a Deb-related spinoff, to which Nevins replied, “This is a core franchise to us and all 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.”
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Nevins addresses the tone of the upcoming season, “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. Change is really important in a long-running series, change to the characters and change to the format of the show. The show is constantly. We saw a big change last year in that it wasn’t so driven by one big antagonist. I don’t like when shows get formulaic and 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.“