HollywoodLife has exclusive details about a “Dexter” prequel in development. According to a TV industry source, “Dexter producers are scrambling to capitalize on the latest buzz and excitement surrounding a Dexter return. due to the certain cast restrictions, some players may be eager to come back, while others may be committed to other projects, producers are coming up with creative ideas to satisfy fans using the characters that are available”.
“A Dexter prequel series is now in development, which may include a younger Dexter with more of a back story, as well as some spinoff series with other major characters. We saw through flashbacks that Dexter’s adoptive dad Harry Morgan saw hi’s son urge to kill early on and trained him under the “Code of Harry” to harness his homicidal ways to be a vigilante and only kill bad guys. There’s definitely plenty of stories to mined from that.”
CanneSeries announced Wednesday that a first screening of “Safe”, with lead actors Michael C. Hall and Audrey Fleurot (“The Intouchables,” “Midnight in Paris”) and produced by RED Production Company, will bring down the curtain on the inaugural edition of the week-long TV festival. The series is produced by Nicola Shindler’s Manchester-based RED for C8 in France, and Netflix internationally.
Running April 4-11, the major international part of CannSeries takes place at Cannes’ Palais des Festivals, parallel to the well-established MipTV market.
The series follows Tom, a widower with two children living inside a pristine gated community. Tom has a group of close friends on whom he depends, and has recently embarked on a new relationship. Things seem to be improving for the family when, out of the blue, his oldest daughter disappears under mysterious circumstances. The events cast Tom’s life into a cloud of doubt, and he questions who he should really be trusting. As the story develops, dark secrets surface about the people closest to him, and the place they call home.
“Safe,” was penned by screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst, who previously worked on the original U.K. “Shameless.” In addition to Hall and Fleurot, the series also features TV vets Amanda Abbington (“Sherlock”), and Emmet J. Scanlan (“The Fall”).
The world premiere screening of “Safe” will take place on April 11, following the CanneSeries official awards ceremony. The series’ broadcast premiere will come later in 2018 exclusively on C8 in France and Netflix for the rest of the world.
Michael C. Hall will narrate the first ever unabridged recording of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, according to EW. The audiobook version of the unabridged novel will be available on March 27.
“Pet Sematary” was originally published in 1983 to worldwide success, instantly landing at No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list, before being adapted into the popular 1989 horror film of the same name. In the novel, a family moves to a small town in Maine and discovers a pet cemetery across the street, with a local resident claiming that animals buried nearby have been known to come back to life. Following a tragic accident in which a toddler dies, the father buries his son at this supernatural location in hopes of his little boy returning to the family.
“Readers have been asking for this audiobook for a very long time,” Stephen King said in a statement. “I know the listening experience will be worth the wait with Michael as narrator.”
“We’re thrilled to finally bring Pet Sematary to King’s audiobook fans,” Simon & Schuster Audio president and publisher Chris Lynch added. “Michael C. Hall is a perfect match for this timeless story, which has long deserved an unabridged production.”
Michael C. Hall isn’t ruling out Dexter’s return for Season 9, but he isn’t sure now is the time to revive the show. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Hall was asked if he’d had any thoughts on bringing back the cult serial killer show…
The “Dexter” actor disclosed that he isn’t ruling out a Dexter reboot. In fact, he believes it will happen at some point. However, he isn’t sure if now is the time for the show to come back, but he is “in talks” with Showtime for the right time to resurrect the show.” I don’t think it’s quite time. But it’s a conversation that continues at its own pace.”