"DEXTER Returns" Is A Rumor, A False Headline

All of a sudden a bunch of sites have started reporting that Showtime is going to relaunch the popular series, Dexter. People are quite excited about the prospect of this show coming back on the air.

But I think a few websites are getting a bit carried away.

You see, Inquisitor reported that the show might be returning, via the article title, DEXTER RETURNS.  The article was based off another article from the website Screen Crush, where during a question and answer session during the Television Critics Association press tour folks from Showtime were asked about the return of Dexter.

And like any other show that people continue to chat about, many love to continue to beat a dead horse, like when you constantly hear about Joss Whedon's Firefly, etc., etc..

And if you have an eagle ear, you may notice that at many of these press tours when someone asks about the return of show "x," the answers are always geared about the show that was just asked about. The person answering always seems to say that they'd love to bring show "x" back but...

And in the case of Dexter, someone always asks at the TCA about long dead and cancelled shows.

The answer given about Dexter was, "'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.'"

In the Screen Crush article titled "Showtime Will Resurrect ‘Dexter’ As a Limited Series, If We’re Not Careful," they extrapolate on the possibilities of reboots due to the modern-day television environment.

One thing led to another, and here we are, getting reports of Dexter coming back possibly.

Officially, Showtime has not made any official statements about reviving Dexter.


Of course, right now there's no potential for a new Dexter series but if enough people run with this bogus headline you just never know.


inquisitr: dexter-returns

screencrush: dexter-limited-series-revival

snopes.com: showtime-dexter-returns-rumor

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Follow Cinema Static on: