One of Showtime’s most popular series within the past decade was Dexter. Michael C. Hall starred as Dexter Morgan, a forensic technician who leads a secret life as a vigilante serial killer in Miami. Based on the code that was passed down from his father Harry, Dexter targets murderers who have slipped from the cracks of the justice system. The show first aired on October, 1st 2006 and ended its run on September 22,2013 with 96 episodes released on Showtime. Fans have longed for a 9th season of the show after the shocking cliffhanger, but Showtime announced that the series would end after its 8th season.
Although Dexter won’t be returning with a new season anytime soon, Showtime announced another surprise to its fans. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series, Showtime is organizing a TV marathon highlighting the best episodes of Dexter. The top 10 episodes will be handpicked by the audience before October 1st, where Showtime will air the selected episodes for the 10th anniversary. From season 1 to season 8, fans will pick their favorite episodes that should make the slot in October.
This marathon shouldn’t be unexpected news coming from Showtime, for the network has been talking about Dexter returning to Showtime years after the series finale. Dexter star Michael C. Hall has been in talks with Showtime about reprising his role for the series, but so far nothing has been set in stone for the audience. As far as we know, Dexter will have its own marathon on TV on October.
Showtime’s marketing strategy may be the next best thing for Dexter fans that are hungry for more content. While the audience isn’t totally satisfied with the news, you have to give Showtime credit for talking to the audience after the shocking finale hit the airwaves in 2013. Fans of the series will have to think hard about what should be the number one episode of Dexter.
I loved watching Dexter when I binge-watched it on Netflix and was just as shocked with the cliff-hanger ending for the last season. Even with all of the rumors squashed about a new season coming in soon, I still believe that season 9 will happen with enough support. It is everything that the audience wants from Dexter and Showtime should give them something to look forward to. For now, we will have to vote on the top 10 Dexter episodes for October. So to all of the Dexter fans reading this: start doing your homework and vote for the top 10 best episodes!