I wasn't very happy with the way Showtime ended Dexter. It was a very disappointing conclusion to an amazing series. That being said, if they ever get a spin-off into development and made I would watch it! It's something the network wants to do, but according to Showtime entertainment president David Nevins, it's not going to happen unless Michael C. Hall is involved.
During a recent press conference he told reporters the following,
"We continue to talk about it. If we were to do it, we have to have a very good reason to do it. It has to feel like it's a new show. I'm not interested in doing it if it's just a continuation. If we were to do it, I would only do it with Michael."
He went on to say that all options are on the table of what this series could potentially be, and then continued,
"We're at the very preliminary stage. That show is that character … and if I were to do something, I would do Dexter in a new concept and configuration. I want the show to feel different, not just a continuation of the old show."
If you've watched the series then you all know how it ended. (SPOILER!) He sacrificed his relationship with Hannah (Yvonne Strahovski) and his son, Harrison, and then faked his own death so he could start a new life in Oregon as a lumberjack so that he could protect them from who he really is. Even though a lot of fans hated the ending, Nevins praised it, saying,
"The fundamental design of where they ended Dexter was really well-conceived. He had to sacrifice the one person who was closest to him in the world (Deb) and he had to leave. That was where it was headed for a very long time.
We never discussed the idea of killing [Dexter]. The people who are really in the center -- Michael, Scott Buck, [EP] Sara Colleton -- no one even brought up the idea. It was never discussed. … It remains to be seen whether they're going to want to do [a spinoff] or whether I'm going to want to do it. They never felt like killing Dexter was the right end."
If they can bring the team back together to follow Dexter in his new life it would be very interesting to see how they plan on doing it, and making it different from what it was. If they actually make the series awesome, I'll watch it. If they don't, that's fine too.