‘Dexter: New Blood’ Star Michael C. Hall Weighs In on the Revival’s Finale

by Quentin Blount

Dexter: New Blood has officially come to an end. Michael C. Hall, who has starred as Dexter Morgan since the very beginning, is happy with the way things are being left.

We do have to warn all of you, Outsiders. This story contains major spoilers for Dexter: New Blood episode 10. So, if you aren’t all caught up on the show just yet, we suggest you go read some of our other content about the show and come back here once you’ve finished the series.

Dexter: New Blood, of course, is a continuation of the original Showtime series, Dexter. The series may be new, but it features two very familiar faces — Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter are back reprising their roles as Dexter and Debra Morgan, respectively.

Everyone’s favorite TV serial killer then returned back to Showtime in November for the highly-anticipated revival series. Dexter: New Blood takes place 10 years after the events of the original show.

For those who have watched the new show all the way through, the ending to Dexter: New Blood featured a shocking twist that nobody saw coming — Dexter dies. Not only that, but he dies at the hands of his own son, Harrison.

As you can imagine, fans of the show who have been there since the very beginning are sad to know that Dexter is officially done now. But the actor himself is happy with the way they are leaving things.

“The way the season concludes is one that resonates with me,” Hall told the LA Times. “It feels justifiable. As upsetting as it may be, I hope audiences will appreciate the resonance of Dexter dying this way at the hands of his son.”

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It came, it burned bright, and now it’s over. Dexter: New Blood gave us one final taste of Dexter Morgan before he was killed by his son. But it was that relationship with his son that Dexter Morgan actor Michael C. Hall was drawn to in the first place.

“I liked that it focused on the relationship with his son,” Hall told Rich Eisen back in November. “I liked that as much time has passed for him that has passed for the rest of us.”

Hall also liked the fact that his character had stopped killing for nearly 10 years.

“And I like that he’s been committed to abstinence. The idea of someone who’s done as much as he’s done and then just turned it off. Turned off the murder hose. The idea of someone turning that back on and the chaos would ensue felt inherently dramatic.”

The seven-time Emmy winner also liked that the environment in Dexter: New Blood was completely different compared to the original series.

“Also, he’s in a completely different environment. He’s living in a tiny little upstate New York town surrounded by snow and ice. He couldn’t be further from Miami. He’s living under a different name and I don’t know — I think it felt like it was a new context of the show that would do the character justice. And that’s what we tried to do.”