Showtime Wouldn’t Let Writers Kill Dexter

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So if you plan on still watching the series finales of Dexter and Breaking Bad, this article is one massive spoiler, so beware.

I never watched Dexter, but you couldn’t help but hear how disappointed fans were in the series finale of the serial killer show.  The big shocker was that Dexter didn’t die, and just went off to live a new life as a lumberjack.  Fans felt like the serial killer didn’t pay for all his past deeds.  The next week, Breaking Bad wrapped its show with Walter White dying and fans felt very satisfied.  So why did the Dexter writers not kill him?  Well now comes word from Dexter producer John Goldwyn that the network (Showtime) wouldn’t let them.

Telling Vulture, “They won’t let us kill him. Showtime was very clear about that. When we told them the arc for the last season, they just said, ‘Just to be clear, he’s going to live.’”

“There were a lot of endings discussed because it was a very interesting problem to solve, to bring it to a close,” he continued. “People have a relationship with Dexter, even if it doesn’t have the size and the ferocity of the fanbase for ‘Breaking Bad.’ But it has a very core loyal following.”

So loyal fans…how upset were you that Dexter didn’t die? Do you think the network has the right to have the ultimate say for the plot of the show?


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