Will 'Dexter' Get a Happy Ending? 11 Questions With Michael C. Hall
Eight seasons and almost 96 episodes after he made viewers empathize, and even love, serial killer Dexter Morgan, Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall and his castmates are about to send the Showtime drama off into TV-land history.
In Sunday's series finale, "Remember the Monsters?" Dexter Morgan makes his biggest attempt yet to have a real life, with girlfriend Hannah and son Harrison the focus of his world, and his "Dark Passenger" left behind in Miami. We're spoiling nothing to say that his plans don't go off smoothly, and not everyone close to him will end the series alive.
When the actor was asked during a recent roundtable discussion with reporters in New York City to describe what kind of ride fans can expect from the finale, he playfully answered, "A roller coaster ride ... all aspects of all the best roller coasters. Loops, hills, unanticipated turns, tunnels, upside down sections."
Hall, who, during the series' run, married and divorced co-star Jennifer Carpenter and survived a battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma, said he's "sad in some ways that it's ended, but at the same time, I don't think I'd have it any other way. I think it's time to let go."
The "Six Feet Under" alum said he plans a return to the stage next year and has roles in the upcoming movies "Kill Your Darlings" ("'Kill' is in the title," he joked) and "Cold in July" (in which his character kills an intruder in the opening scenes), so he won't be putting his killer career on hold post-"Dexter." He might like to tackle a comedy next, though.
"It doesn't have to be a broad comedy," he said. "I just want to do something where nobody dies. Seriously. Though I'm obviously attracted to themes of life and death, and fathers and sons, and all that stuff ... Musicians, painters, writers — I think a lot of people revisit the same themes over and over again, and if that's a part of what I'm doing, I'm OK with that, though, yes, I'm definitely open to some lighter material."
More highlights from the roundtable discussion, including his predictions for how fans will react to the finale, the possibilities of a Dexter Morgan happy ending, and the actors he'd like to see in a "Dexter" spinoff: