“Dexter” may be coming back for more blood, as Showtime mulls a revival with series star Michael C. Hall. Recently, it has come to light the reason the show has not been renewed for season nine quite yet.
Showtime has expressed an interest in renewing the show since 2014; however, it appears that Michael C. Hall may be the one delaying production at this point, according to Hollywood Life. In an interview in late 2014, Gary Levine stated they had a general outline of the season, and just needed Showtime to agree and sign actors’ contracts. It was a letdown a few months later when it was discovered that it didn’t work out, and “Dexter” was pushed aside once again.
ScreenCrush reports that David Nevins, the head of Showtime, recently spoke at the TCA press tour panel, where he talked about the idea of resurrecting old series, including “Dexter”.
“Dexter is the one show that I would think about [continuing]. It’s a question of when the timing is right. If there’s a willingness to do it, I would certainly listen. Certainly I’d look at Dexter,” he said.
All the core cast members have agreed to return to the show, except Michael C. Hall. To continue with the series, Michael C. Hall will have to agree to reprise the role. Showtime has stated multiple times, they will not recast the role of Dexter Morgan.
“Dexter” aired on Showtime for 8 seasons, between 2006 and 2013, and it remains as one of the network’s most popular series to date.