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Will There Be A Dexter: New Blood Season 2?

Warning: This contains spoilers for the finale of "Dexter: New Blood" Season 1

Showtime's "Dexter: New Blood" just ended and the story of the serial killer who kills serial killers finally has a fitting conclusion. For eight seasons, viewers dutifully tuned in to see the slayings of Miami PD's blood spatter analyst Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) in "Dexter." As a murderer with the moral code of only killing those who also kill, fans were rooting for Dexter throughout the series and had high hopes for a happy ending. Ultimately, fans were left disappointed in what would be one of TV's worst series finales ever.

Enter "Dexter: New Blood," a continuation of the hit crime drama and a chance of redemption for "Dexter" showrunners. The revival takes place 10 years after the events of "Dexter," with the titular character now going by the name Jim Lindsay. Dexter seems to have his dark urges under control, but not for long. After 10 episodes, "New Blood" has officially wrapped up, and judging by the conclusion, it's not likely you'll be seeing anymore of Dexter in the future.

Dexter: New Blood is over (for now)

Judging by the events of the recently released Season 1 finale, it looks like "Dexter: New Blood" is a one-and-done series. "New Blood" sees Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) attempt a new life 10 years after he fakes his death in the "Dexter" series finale. He has a new name, new girlfriend, and even a new "Dark Passenger," with his deceased sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) now the one he talks to in order to suppress his murderous urges.

All is seemingly going well for Dexter, as he hasn't killed in 10 years. That is, until his son from his life in Miami, Harrison (Jack Halcott), shows up and they both bond over their similar need for killing. After a string of events unfold in Dexter's town that forces him to kill several innocents, Dexter and Harrison realize that Dexter would kill anyone, even outside his personal code of only killing those who harm others. Meanwhile, Harrison thinks of the lives he's saving by killing, making him different from his father. Harrison and Dexter come to the conclusion that Harrison is better off without his father in his life, and Dexter persuades Harrison to fatally shoot him.

But not all hope is lost that fans might see another season of "New Blood," even with its eponymous character dead. The series showrunner, Clyde Phillips, said he would continue Harrison's story if he was asked. "It's up to Showtime to make the call to me if they want more. If they ask me if I'd like to make a continuation of this, I would say yes," said Phillips (per Deadline).