In what can't but come as wonderful news for fans of Showtime's killer series “Dexter,” executive producer Manny Coto has recently teased the possibility of making the show into a feature film for the big screen.
With season 6
now over (and in quite a controversial, cliffhanger-y fashion, no less), Coto sat down for an interview on the possibilities that would be explored in the next two seasons, GeekTyrant
For the time being, only two more seasons of the show have been greenlit and the general assumption is that it will end with season 8 for a variety of reasons, including the cast's desire to move on to other projects.
Even so, that doesn't necessarily mean that fans will have to bid “Dexter” farewell for good.
Coto says that writers are handling the material on a step-by-step basis, letting things evolve on their own, without pushing for a certain plot to materialize.
Because of this, they're never really thinking ahead of the finale of one season, let alone of how the series will end.
“We're not really looking at an end game right now. In a way, it's almost like every season is a form of an end game,” Coto says.
He then adds, “This season could've been an end to Dexter, setting it up for the movies, for example. So every season kind of comes to it's own conclusion and can be a sort of end game.”
In other words, while he doesn't state clearly that a movie is in the pipeline, he makes it pretty clear that the idea is there – and was probably already discussed thoroughly with everyone involved.
Still, Coto is playing it safe.
“I've heard nothing about it,” he says of plans of turning “Dexter” into a feature film. Then again, the tendency to port projects from the small screen to theaters isn't really new.
“I'm actually just projecting from my own experience on 24, where at the end we weren't going to kill Jack Bauer. We were going to leave him open because down the road there might be a movie. And sure enough, there's a movie coming,” Coto says.
In the same interview, he also talks about how the events at the end of season 6 will most likely shape future episodes, offering fans assurance that the controversial storyline
planted in the final episodes will be further expanded on.
for more but *please be advised that the article contains plenty of spoilers
that you might want to avoid if you haven't seen season 6 yet.