First Blood Season 2: The hit serial killer thriller Dexter has resurfaced with a reboot named Dexter: New Blood, an entire eight years after the series’ dismal finale. Taking place ten years after the events of the original season 8 finale, the new series is an attempt to rectify the much-maligned conclusion of the original series (for more on this, see our Dexter: New Blood review).
The resurrection clearly succeeded in some way, as the 10-episode run attracted an average of about 8 million people per week, making it Showtime’s most-watched series of all time. Showtime Networks’ entertainment head Gary Levine said, “We’re thrilled by the extraordinary response from the millions of fans of Dexter: New Blood these last 10 weeks.”
“We sincerely appreciate their passion, whether they adored the finale or were heartbroken to see it come to an end.” Binge-watchers of Dexter: New Blood is likely wondering if a second season will be produced. Learn the details here on whether or not there will be a second season of Dexter: New Blood. But be warned: full spoilers follow for Dexter: New Blood!
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Is Season 2 Of Dexter: New Blood In The Works?
After seeing Dexter get the conclusion he deserves at the hands of his own son, Harrison, viewers of Dexter: New Blood may be inclined to believe that there won’t be a season 2 of the show. According to Gary Levine, president of Showtime’s entertainment division, “Dexter is a limited series and any further discussions of Dexter will have to wait until we finish airing the limited series and see where we are with our stories and our characters,” when New Blood was first announced, it was to be a limited series.
I am confident that we will provide the best possible ending to the Dexter series, which was written from the ground up to have one. Now that Dexter is dead, it’s unclear if the show will be renewed for a new season, but showrunner Phillips has said he would jump at the chance.
The show, he told Deadline, is “a great value.” I have no doubt that the viewership will increase following the season finale when people start binge watching. If Showtime decides they need more episodes, they will contact me. I’d be interested in participating in a sequel if given the opportunity. I have a full schedule, but I’d make an exception right now to say yes to this.
When Could We Expect To See In Season 2 Of Dexter: New Blood?
It is way too soon to make any educated guesses about this, especially because it is still highly likely that the series has completed its intended run. However, even if Dexter: New Blood Season 2 is ordered, fans may have to wait at least a year for it. Perhaps another eight years will pass and it will happen again.
Who Could Be In The Cast Of A Second Season Of Dexter: New Blood?
“HELLO, DEXTER DAILY.” 🔪
We’re excited to share Michael C. Hall’s message a la Trinity Killer to https://t.co/yjYpLnT7iq, from the set of #Dexter: New Blood back in late July!! 🔥 https://t.co/90Rhbsyi0Z#DexterNewBlood pic.twitter.com/fwXB74hpGW
— Dexter: New Blood 🔪 (@DexterDaily) December 31, 2021
Following Dexter’s death, it appears that Michael C. Hall will not be returning to the role, but other cast members from the current season are likely to return in a potential second run. Although Alano Miller’s Sergeant Logan will not be back after his death at the end of season one, we may assume that Jack Alcott’s son Harrison Morgan will return as Dexter, and that Julia Jones’s Police Chief Angela Bishop and Johnny Sequoyah’s Audrey Bishop will also return. Meanwhile, Jennifer Carpenter, who played Dexter’s late sister Debra in flashbacks during the current run, will likely return for Season 2.
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What Would Be The Storyline Of New Blood Season 2?
Phillips has disclosed that after Dexter’s death in the New Blood finale, the focus of a second season would move to Dexter’s now-grown son Harrison. Of course, it’s still too early to say for sure what may happen if a second season is confirmed. “Harrison is such a difficult character and he carries within him the seeds of the dark passenger,” he said to Deadline. You can count on him to deliver.
What’s in Harrison is that he has to murder this man, as seen by his final takedown of Dexter. He continued, “Also, Harrison gives a different perspective to the vigilantism of it all than Dexter did, which was sort of shocking to Dexter. His youthful, optimistic naivety makes me think of how much he and his father are like Batman and Robin.
Consider how many lives we save this horrible guy from taking every time we eliminate him. Dexter didn’t consider that possibility. Dexter only killed criminals because it was his code. It’s unclear at this point how the second season will continue Harrison’s journey, but it would definitely build on the tragedy of the first.
Dexter: New Blood Season 1 Ending – Is Dexter Dead?
Despite their rocky beginnings, Dexter and Harrison eventually grew close by the end of New Blood when Dexter revealed his massive secret: he kills serial killers. But at the end of the series, Dexter realises that he has become everything he has fought against, and that the only person who can save him is his own son, who has also inherited Dexter’s darkness.
After Dexter’s house is burned down by an unknown assailant in the series finale Sins of the Father, he and Harrison begin making preparations to leave Iron Lake. But Dexter’s lover and police chief Angela finds evidence that he murdered Kurt Caldwell’s kid Matthew among the ashes, and it’s the final straw that does him in.
Eventually, Dexter is taken to the police station, where he tells Angela about Kurt’s many murders and where he dumped the bodies of the many women he killed. While Angela is preoccupied, Dexter murders Logan to obtain the keys to the police car and races off in the direction of Harrison. Harrison, however, points a gun at his father after learning that Dexter killed his coach Logan.
He tells Dexter that killing a good man as collateral damage isn’t in line with the moral code he’s supposed to live by. When Dexter is shot in the chest towards the end of the show, he confesses in a voiceover, “I’ve never felt real love until now.” And then, just before he dies, he tells his son, “You did good.” Showrunner Clyde Phillips has stated unequivocally that Michael C. Hall’s Dexter would not be brought back to life after being shot by his own kid in the New Blood season finale.
Dexter is dead, he told Deadline, and that’s all he had to say. The audience is too important to me to treat them that way. That wouldn’t be truthful at all. This is unquestionably the last episode of Dexter. As far as we can tell, Dexter has passed away. Phillips has elaborated on the tragic circumstances surrounding Dexter’s untimely demise.
He said to Rotten Tomatoes, “I think we needed him to [die].” Even though Dexter is a hero that we admire, he is nonetheless crazy. And he murders people, which is against the rules. Therefore, it can be viewed as “just deserts” in a sense. It’s inevitable, in a sense. And as for the particulars of the procedure through which it occurred, that evolved in the writing room,” he went on.
Excellent authors were on hand, and the “best idea” principle was strictly adhered to. Again, those who are paying attentively will notice when you bring in Chekhov’s ‘rifle.’ It’s vaguely ominous, like a breadcrumb trail. The challenge then became giving it its own sense of honesty and authenticity while still maintaining a sense of dignity and worth.