What? Did you think Dexter: New Blood would try to correct Dexter's sins with an uncontroversial, snoozer finale? Nope. The season finale of Dexter: New Blood, which debuted on Showtime this Sunday night, saw none other than the titular serial killer himself die at the hands of... his own son, Harrison. (Read our postgame profile of Jack Alcott, the 25-year-old actor who helmed the role, to hear his thoughts.)
Considering that none of us, really, saw that coming, we're a a bit curious about the future of Dexter: New Blood—or more accurately, if there will even be a future at all. Thankfully, in addition to Alcott, Dexter: New Blood's show-runner seems down for another season. Here's everything we know so far.
Will There Be a Season Two of Dexter: New Blood?
We're willing to bet that the Dexterverse will continue somehow. Whether that means another season of Dexter: New Blood, or a series under a new name following Harrison, we'll have to wait and see. Regardless, in a conversation with Deadline, show-runner Clyde Phillips seemed confident in Dexter: New Blood's value to Showtime, in addition to confirming his interest in continuing Harrison's story.
"As I mentioned, this show is a huge asset," Phillips said. "When people start bingeing this after the finale, I’m confident the numbers will continue to go up. It’s up to Showtime to make the call to me if they want more. If they ask me if I’d like to make a continuation of this, I would say yes. I have a lot of things going on but I would drop everything for this and say yes in one second."
What's In Store For Harrison's Future?
First of all, let's get something out of the way: Dexter, the character, is definitely not coming back. "I have three words for you: Dexter is dead," Phillips added in the Deadline interview." I wouldn’t do that to the audience. It would be dishonest. Here, there is no question that this is the finale of Dexter. Dexter is dead."
That said, the finale sees Harrison drive away, free to go wherever he'd like, a la Jesse in the finale of Breaking Bad. Really, you could let your imagination go wild with this one. Will Harrison start his life over again, trying to make a blank slate for himself? Or is killing his father a full heel-turn moment for Harrison, and we'd see even more evil-doing going forward? Let's turn to our profile of Alcott. “He’s never felt this way before," Alcott said. "Harrison has grown up thinking he’s a monster, that there’s something wrong with him. In Iron Lake, he had friends, father figures, a town that loves him. He realizes he’s able to live a normal life.”
Sounds like Alcott thinks an early retirement is in store for our friend Harrison. Interestingly enough, it seems like Phillips is thinking the exact opposite outcome for our blossoming antihero—that he may be doomed to relive his father's sins going forward. Check out what Phillips teased to Deadline about what Harrison's finale moment means for the character. "Harrison is such a complicated character and he has within him the seeds of the dark passenger," Phillips said. "He’s capable. Look at that takedown of Dexter in the end, what’s in Harrison is that he has to kill this man."
Well, just like Harrison himself, looks like you have a decision to make. After, you know, killing his dad, do you think Harrison is redeemable?
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