If you’re like me, you jumped ship on Dexter long ago (I bailed after the season with John Lithgow proved literally nothing could save the dramatically flailing beast). But if you stuck with Showtime’s long-running serial killer series to the bitter end, you were more-than-likely disappointed with the conclusion. Much like Lost (whose closing moments have become a thing “we do not speak of”), it’s almost universally accepted that the Dexter finale stunk up the joint, refusing to bring fans any sort of enjoyable closure. Now the blood-spatter expert himself, Michael C. Hall, has weighed in on the series closer and addresses rumors of a possible Dexter spin-off.
A short while back, there was a rumor floating around that actor Michael C. Hall (aka the man formerly known as Dexter) was being courted for the part of Daredevil in Marvel’s upcoming Netflix-based television series. It was, of course, yet one more rumor among the billions that permeate the Internet on an hourly basis, and Hall has since debunked the claims. But now he’s stepped up and shared a few more words on the subject of Daredevil, including his level of interest in playing the role. Check out what he said below. (more…)
The year of 2015 shall be the time of the Marvel movement to television. Well, to Netflix TV to be more exact. The news broke last year that they have plans to convert a few of their smaller properties to a series format, including our favorite blind lawyer-turned-hero, Daredevil. They even picked up Drew Goddard as writer and director for the series. Now, the rumormill is churning once again regarding the upcoming Daredevil series. And this time it’s got some rather questionable things to say about whom could be playing the titular character. Scroll on for more… if you dare. (more…)
If you’re a Dexter fan like I am, you have probably broken down by now and admitted to yourself that the last few seasons weren’t exactly the greatest. While there were many well-done moments, they were, unfortunately, overshadowed by the many moments of mediocrity and “WTF?” So while we hated to say goodbye, it was obvious that the show’s time had come. Now, it appears as if the powers-that-be are still holding out for even more Dexter, this time in the form of a spin-off. (more…)
After the cliff-hanger season finale last year, fans of the hit television show Dexter have been like 5-year olds waiting in the bathroom queue – legs crossed and hopping up-and-down on one foot. Though there’s still plenty of time before the September 30th premiere of season 7, at least hope is finally in sight. This 7th season is, if the reports are to be believed, the second-to-last of Dexter.
All the classic characters will be back for the new season, of course, most notably the loveable killer Dexter (Michael C. Hall) and his adoring (perhaps too much?) sister Deborah (Jennifer Carpenter). In addition, Louis Greene (the creepy computer hacker from season 6) is supposed to be taking a more prominent role in the new season, which promises some interesting results.
Those in charge have even decided to throw out some tidbits to get fans’ mouths watering in anticipation of how the new season will develop. It has been stated that Dexter will no longer be the “lone wolf” he was in previous seasons, now that Deb has found out his dirty little secret. They also plan on delving deeper into the Deb-loves-Dex storyline, which, while bordering on incest, should be immensely entertaining.
Despite some criticism from fans that the show has been lacking lately, Dexter is currently Showtime’s #1 rated series and nominee of countless awards. With the 6th season rated higher than any of those previous, the show is gaining momentum as it winds down to the inevitable conclusion. Hopefully, the new season will silence the naysayers and give loyal fans an amazing build-up to the grand finale of season 8.
EDITORS NOTE: Special thanks to future writer NB Jason McAnelly for today’s Dexter update.
If there ever was a show that has run it’s course it’s Showtime’s Dexter. Don’t get me wrong, Dexter is my favorite fictional serial killer. I’ve witnessed more than a fair share of nail biting suspense, plot twists, physiological curiosities and good ole’ killin’ fun. But the shows procedure, it’s formula has gotten old right fuckin’ quick. Nothing ever changes. Deb says a swear word and meets a new boyfriend. Masuka acts like a perv. Batista and Laguerta. Do we ever care about them? Least not forget how each seasons serial killer inadvertently teaches Dexter something that he will carry into the next season. Maybe I’m just being cynical, but I expect a lot from this show and the last season and a half hasn’t done it for me. I think it’s runnin’ on fumes.
Anyway. Just when you think Dexter might finally get caught this season, which would put an end to this drawn out charade, Showtime renews the show for two more seasons.
Deadline talked to Showtime entertainment president David Nevins today, who said that as the company negotiated a new contract with Michael C. Hall,
The biggest question was: what is the trajectory of the show creatively? And after speaking with (executive producers) John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton and Scott Buck, it became pretty clear that there was a very clear 3-year trajectory. Once we established that, this became a very simple negotiation, which went down pretty quickly.
That “3-year trajectory” includes the current sixth season, and the two that were just announced today. And will that be the end, for real?
I’m not going to say with absolute certainty that this is the end, but that is the likely scenario, that the series is moving towards a definite end.
So now I have to wait an additional two seasons for Deb to figure out Dexter? Showtime just doesn’t know when to stop, do they? Look, I don’t mean to speak ill towards one of the greatest television shows in history, but I want this shit to end. There’s no plot lines left. The show has outstayed its welcome. I want to see Dex going completely bat-shit crazy and get caught by the police. Or, see him have the happy ending, riding off into the sunset on his boat. Preferably sooner than latter.
I don’t think there are any Dexter band wagon jumpers. You’ve either been a fan from the begining, or you have failed to watch one of the most dastardly delights in showtime (pun intended) history. Of course, there are a few of you out there who don’t have Showtime, but lets face it…if you’re a fan, you’ve been downloading that shiznit. Regardless, the network is providing you with an opportunity to watch the premier episode of the 6th season for free, in hopes that you’ll consider shelling out the extra $12 or so a month to just subscribe to the channel already.
Every time I hear news on the upcoming Robocop reboot I cup my hand to my mouth and make an obnoxious farting noise. I just cant picture a Robocop reboot turning out good, especially when the original was done so perfectly (poignant satirization of corporate corruption, uber graphic violence…etc). It just can’t be duplicated. However, today’s news did make me cock my head (like a cute puppy) with intrigue.
Appearing on Brazillian TV channel Globo 1 to discuss his film Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within, José Padilha also talked a little about his Robocop plans.
The script that he and Josh Zetumer have been working on is nearing completion and stated they’re having a meeting with MGM this next week. He also confirmed that the film would be set in Detroit, as in Paul Verhoeven’s original. More importantly, he mentioned who he’s gunning for to portray the cybernetic cop. Padilha feels that X-Men: First Class star Michael Fassbender would be the best choice to take on the lead.
Here’s the translated excerpt from the interview:
I’ll film Robocop. I’m indeed writing the script, the writer is here with me in Rio, we’ve spent over the last 15 days working together, refining the script.
I’ll be travelling this friday back to LA, bringing this new version to discuss with the studio, and maybe begin with the casting, selecting actors… and the idea is to begin filming in February – February or March. That’s the idea, y’know, we never know in the American movie industry. We’re just delivering the project, but also we depend on the schedule of the actors… it’s tough.
I can’t talk yet, it’s too early to speak, but there are some actors I like. I really like the Fassbender, I’d like to talk to him — I’ll talk to him. There’s a possibility… and there’s a lot of other great actors that would play Robocop. But that’s the idea, to film around January, February, March.
Whoa! Michael Fassbender charmed the shit out of us with his portrayal as Magneto in First Class. He’s been consistently good in all his recent flicks too (The Dangerous Method, Shame). A brilliant actor who’s got the “IT” factor, whatever “IT” is. Fassbender would indeed be the best actor to play Robocop.
Fassbender is the third in a trio of actors on the directors wish list. Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Michael C. Hall (Dexter) were/are potentials.
I don’t dig the idea of a reboot. I don’t like the director. I especially don’t like his plans to forgo the social/political undercurrent of the original in favor of exploring the pathos of “man becoming machine”. However, I agree with his actor wishlist. Nobody can top Peter Weller’s (the original Robocop) performance, but Fassbender and Hall could certainly come close.
The concept of faith is a very heavy subject in season six of Dexter. America’s favorite serial killer has more issues then ever. During yesterday’s “Dexter” panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, stars Michael C. Hall, C.S. Lee, Mos Def and Colin Hanks were all present to talk about the upcoming season. They even dropped the premiere date for the fans, how sweet are they?
Showtime was generous enough to release the full trailer for the sixth season of “Dexter” to come out Sunday, October 6th at 9PM.
Like we previously mentioned, this season will heavily rely on the theme of faith. With all the things Dexter has done he has begun to grapple with the fear of what may become of his son. Hall reportedly said that Dexter has become fearful that his murderous ways may pass on to his son, now sharing similarities in the way they have and are growing up. As we’ve reported before, the main theme for the new season is faith. This is shaping up to be the most sinful season of Dexter yet.
Via: You Bent My Wookie
Dexter takes a whole new turn this season that may surprise you! In this promo trailer for season 6 titled, “Thank God” we see Dexter finally accepting the darkness inside of him, and turning his eyes towards a higher calling. Michael C. Hall explains in an interview Dexter and his Dark Passengers spiritual journey this upcoming season.
“Dexter has been very mindful about what he doesn’t want to pass on to his son and he needs to think about what he does want to pass on. That opens him up to a spiritual life. Inevitably it spills into his relationship with God and his own long-ignored and unacknowledged spiritual appetite.”
This trailer by all means is dark humor at its best, while showing this new layer of our favorite serial killer that makes him a hell of a lot more interesting. Season 6 is set to premiere in the fall, and will pick up a year after the Season 5 Finale with Dexter coming to terms with himself personally. Check out the promo below and see the new changes. By the way, make sure to leave your comments or thoughts in the box below.