If he has his way, Showtime’s new Entertainment President, David Nevins, says that Dexter will see a seventh season at least. He believes the ratings for Dexter have bucked the usual trend and there’s lots more to learn about our favorite serial killer.
At the TCA press tour, Nevins said, “I think there’s a lot of life left in Dexter… [The show] was up 11 percent in its fifth season which defies the usual ratings decline. The audience is still coming to it, and it’s not a plot driven show. It’s fundamentally a character driven show. A lot of what the show is tracking is the evolution and the maturation of Dexter. He’s barely an adolescent in the way I watch the show. We’ve picked it up for one more year, and I personally think there’s life beyond that.”
As we reported last month, there’s one potential hitch in that plan. The contracts for some of the show’s key players expire at the end of season six and will have to be renegotiated. Will all or only some want to continue? It remains to be seen how that drama will play out.
What do you think? How long would you like to see Dexter continue? Season seven, eight or beyond? Besides Michael C. Hall’s Dexter, which characters do you think are essential for the show to go on?
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