Over its 10-episode run, Showtime’s Dexter: New Blood has become the network’s most-watched series in its history, according to Deadline. The series averaged 8 million viewers weekly, with the series finale accumulating 3 million total viewers.
Developed by showrunner Clyde Phillips (Feed the Beast) and directed by Marcos Siega (Chaos Theory), Dexter: New Blood followed its mothership series, Dexter, which followed Michael C. Hall’s (Six Feet Under) Dexter Morgan – a blood splatter expert who both solves murders and commits them against the guilty. The spinoff miniseries was set 10 years after Dexter went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, now embracing a new life in Iron Lake, New York. Dexter: New Blood was executive produced by Hall, Phillips, Siega, Scott Reynolds (The Mick), and Bill Carraro (The Corruptor).
“We’re thrilled by the overwhelming response from the millions of fans of Dexter: New Blood these past 10 weeks,” Gary Levine, President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks, said, via Deadline. “Whether they loved the finale or couldn’t bear to see it end, we so appreciate their passion. Our deepest thanks to Michael, Clyde, Scott and Marcos for delivering a profoundly powerful conclusion to our beloved and extraordinary series.”
The original series, which premiered in 2006 and aired for eight seasons, earned multiple Emmy nominations and was named one of AFI’s top 10 television series twice.