The 2021 revival of “Dexter”, titled “Dexter: First Blood”, proved to be phenomenally successful for Showtime with the finale bringing in a record-breaking 3 million viewers — so why isn’t a second season in the works?

According to a report from Deadline, there have been “talks” about more “Dexter” but nothing definitive.

TVLine goes a step further to report that a sequel series had been in the works — focusing on Harrison (Jack Alcott), son of Michael C. Hall’s Dexter Morgan — but those plans won’t be moving forward.

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However, the outlet also points out that doesn’t mean Showtime is abandoning the franchise completely.

In fact, Showtime is reported “exploring a number of new iterations” of the series, including a prequel series that would focus on the younger years of Dexter.

After the “Dexter: New Blood” finale aired in January 2022, showrunner Clyde Phillips told TVLine that a potential second season was “all in Showtime’s hands,” adding, “If they were to call me and say, ‘We want to do [a second season], we want you to figure it out,’ I’m pretty busy, but I would drop everything I’m doing and jump right into it. I would love to do it, but it’s really up to Showtime.”