A “Dexter” return or reboot would not only be great television, but it might be the first time a television show reclaimed its former glory after disappointing its fans. A Nov 27, 2015, report from the Inquisitr has gone viral and sent “Dexter”fans into a headspin with excitement for the show’s return. Unfortunately, Snopes reported that the report was nothing more than a rumor and as of Nov. 28, 2015, there is no official word from Showtime that “Dexter” would return to cable television.
In the Snopes article titled “Dexter” returns? Not Yet” it states that the rumor is false and was based on a misleading title.
Snopes reported while discussing the article’s title, “While the article did not definitively state that Showtime was planning on bringing Dexter Morgan back to the small screen, the article’s sensational and misleading title, “Dexter Returns!”, led many fans to believe that a firm decision has been made to revive the show.”
Fans took to social media networks like Facebook and Twitter to share their excitement about Michael C Hall returning to “Dexter,” and even offered series plots for the new season. Some envisioned Harrison grown up and ready to fill his father’s serial-killing boots. Others thought that maybe Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) could star in the show (despite the fact she is in “Limitless”) and that maybe the entire series finale of Season 8 “Dexter” could be nothing more than a bad dream.
Unfortunately, many fans have been disappointed by the rumor and had hoped the story was true. Though, there is still reason to hope. As Showtime is now aware of the high demand for a Dexter return, it is possible that because of the media buzz and social network attention the article has received, Showtime execs will take notice and decide to launch a reboot after all. Many shows are currently undergoing reboots. Showtime has been working with director David Lynch for a “Twin Peaks” reboot. The “Twin Peaks” return has suffered a number of set backs and is now set to return in 2017, according to IMDB. IMDB has no record or update for a “Dexter” return or even a spin-off series.
Snopes continued in their report, “So while a November 2015 news article splattered the title “Dexter Returns!” around the Internet, rumor analysis indicates that Showtime has made no specific announcements regarding actual plans to revive Dexter Morgan.”
What do you think about the show “Dexter?” Did you hear the rumor? Were you excited about a possible return of America’s favorite serial killer?