Dexter Ending Forced on Writers

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A producer on the recently-finished Dexter has claimed that network bosses instructed them ahead of the finale that the lead character could not die.

Speaking at the New York Film Festival, John Goldwyn said:

“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.”

“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.”

The Dexter finale ended with the titular character driving his boat into a hurricane, but later shown escaping death and living as a lumberjack. It aired to 2.8 million viewers, though it received mixed reviews on social networking sites.

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