Dexter: In 2006, a series on the Showtime channel was very successful and won fans all over the world. Dexter started from a tragic story: a boy, the son of a drug-using mother, witnesses her murder. Orphaned, he is eventually adopted by the policeman who rescued him at the crime scene. The years pass and soon an appalling fact emerges: this boy has a drive to kill.
Incapable of feeling normal emotions, such as pity and compassion, for him, killing is almost like breathing. The desperate adoptive father finds only one way to handle his son’s problem. The solution? Develop a private code of honor so that he kills only those who “deserve” (ie, other people who have committed heinous crimes) and train him to never leave a trail of his actions.
Dexter’s premise, therefore, is quite interesting, and the character has become a very thought-provoking protagonist. One of the elements that stood out in the series is the fact that we followed the narrative from the killer’s inner voice, which constantly exposed the logic of his reasoning, as well as his moral dilemmas. So it was like we could “embed” it in the body and mind of a serial killer and feel what he feels. All this contextualized in a sunny and festive Miami, causing a certain dichotomy with the dark soul of Dexter (in the series, he calls his desire to kill “Dark Passenger”).
Dexter’s story (played by Michael C. Hall, from Six feet under) yielded 8 seasons and lasted until 2013. It happens, however, that Dexter was hit with a typical problem of long series: the decay of his plot, giving to impression that lasted longer than it should have – that is, the last few seasons seem to have ruined a series that was very good. The final episode bordered on the ridiculous and was criticized by many fans.
Dexter, apparently, deserved his trajectory to be resumed in light of the importance of this character in teledramaturgy. And that’s why Dexter: New Blood, a new miniseries about the famous serial killer, intends to do: to bring justice to the abruptly and unfinished business.
At the end of last season, Dexter lost his adoptive sister Debra (Jeniffer Carpenter, from The Whites), who was always his faithful squire, murdered as a result of his actions. The confrontation, therefore, is internal, involving guilt for everything Dexter has done over seven years to “accommodate” his Shadow Passenger. Dexter then decides to flee, abandoning his biological son, Harrison.