Dexter was a major hit for Showtime back in the day. The series was so popular, in fact, that it was revived for a new series titled Dexter: New Blood in late 2021. Now it appears they have a Dexter prequel series in mind.
This news comes via TVLine. Showtime reportedly chose to forego renewing Dexter: New Blood altogether in favor of the aforementioned prequel series. As one would expect, the prequel series would revolve around the titular character during his younger years.
As they’ve noted, it’s quite surprising that they wouldn’t want to continue the storyline established by Dexter: New Blood:
“The decision not to move forward with Season 2 comes as something as a surprise considering New Blood ranked as Showtime’s most-watched series in the premium cabler’s history, with the 10-episode continuation averaging 8 million weekly viewers.”
It seems they’re much more interested in having “a prequel series centered around a young version of the titular antihero.” And, if that wasn’t enough, it’s been stated to them by insiders that Showtime “is exploring a number of new iterations of Dexter.”
As such, the franchise is far from over. It seems as though Showtime is just getting started with bringing Dexter back to television screens. And, by merging with Paramount Plus, it could give the streaming platform another must-see series to draw in subscribers with.
Of course, whether or not fans would prefer a Dexter prequel to another season of Dexter: New Blood remains to be seen. With that in mind, we’ll have to see how this situation develops, and whether or not Showtime decides to go ahead with the concept. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates on this news as we have it.
The original Dexter television series ran from 2006 to 2013. The first season in particular was based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by author Jeff Lindsay. The following seasons continued separately from Lindsay’s other Dexter books.