This past September marked five years since the final episode of “Dexter” aired on Showtime, the series wrapping up its eighth season back in September 2013. In the world of television, a series finale used to mean that the series would never be coming back, but needless to say, things have changed in recent years. Nowadays, it seems, no show is ever truly dead.
Speaking with The Daily Beast, star Michael C. Hall just defended the series’ controversial finale, while also noting that while no plans are in motion, he’s open to reprising the role.
“Every time I’m asked about this I say, ‘never say never.’ The next thing I know there’s an announcement on the internet saying ‘he’s going to do it again.’ The way that show ended gave no sense of closure for people and a lot of questions unanswered,” the actor told the site. “He seems to be in this self-imposed exile, he certainly didn’t ride off into the sunset. His sister died. It left a gnarly knot in some viewers’ stomachs. I stand by how that 8th season ended.”
He continued, “He has a real connection to people, and all those people are compromised or destroyed in some way. For it to be all tidied up after that would have not been honest. For him to simulate his own death and extricate himself from the context of his life made sense to me. As far as any more of that happening, it’s possible.”
“There have been different possibilities that have come up. They haven’t felt worth doing. But there’s still something potentially there. But there are no immediate plans to do that.”