‘Dexter: New Blood’ Sets New Showtime Viewing Records

by Thomas Tuna

Dexter really brought the house down.

DexterNew Blood–the recently completed 10-episode follow-up to the popular original series–was an unqualified success for Showtime.

The series averaged more than eight million weekly viewers across all Showtime platforms, according to a report on Deadline, making it the most-watched series in the cabler’s history. In addition, last weekend’s series finale alone attracted three million total viewers, becoming the biggest Showtime finale since 2013’s conclusion to Homeland.

Gary Levine, Showtime’s president of entertainment, said he was “thrilled by the overwhelming response from the fans. Whether they loved the finale or couldn’t bear to see it end, we so appreciate their passion.”

DexterNew Blood–led by showrunner Clyde Phillips–takes place a decade after Dexter went missing during Hurricane Laura. The former forensic specialist (and part-time serial killer) is living under an assumed name in the small town of Iron Lake, N.Y. But his Dark Passenger just won’t stay buried.

The series stars Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, along with Jennifer Carpenter, Julia Jones, Jack Alcott, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah and Clancy Brown.

Phillips is on record as saying he would be open to some sort of spinoff of the successful series. “It’s up to Showtime,” he said. “I have a lot of things going on, but I would drop everything for this and say yes in one second.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on a possible continuation of DexterNew Blood.


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