Although Dexter has been off our screens for 5 years, Michael C. Hall has revealed that he’d be open to the idea of returning should the show be brought back.

When it premiered in 2006, Dexter – a show about the misadventures of Dexter Morgan (Hall), a forensic expert by day and a murderous vigilante/serial killer by night – was a hit.

Over time the show somewhat declined, which was capped off by a polarising and divisive series finale in 2013.

However, 47-year-old Hall recently sat down with the Daily Beast about the possibility of returning to his career defining role, and offered fans a faint glimmer of hope.

He said:

“Every time I’m asked about this I say, ‘never say never’. The next thing I know there’s an announcement on the internet saying ‘he’s going to do it again.’

The way that show ended gave no sense of closure for people and a lot of questions unanswered.

He seems to be in this self-imposed exile, he certainly didn’t ride off into the sunset. His sister died. It left a gnarly knot in some viewers’ stomachs.”

Hall also stood by the show’s ambiguous ‘lumberjack’ ending, explaining how it didn’t make sense for Dexter to end neatly.

He added:

“If he had kept on killing people he’d have been fine, but he gets married, he opens his imagination and heart.

He has a real connection to people, and all those people are compromised or destroyed in some way.

For it to be all tidied up after that would have not been honest. For him to simulate his own death and extricate himself from the context of his life made sense to me. As far as any more of that happening, it’s possible.”

This isn’t the first time Hall has spoken about coming back either.

Earlier this year, he told Variety:

“When Dexter ended, I wanted to mix it up and felt like the cumulative effect of the things I have done since has served as a sort of ‘Dexorcism.’

“[But] it’s a possibility given how the show ended that we could revisit Dexter.”

He added:

“I have just yet to, for my part, imagine or hear someone else’s idea that makes it feel worth doing. But never say never.”

Let’s keep our fingers crossed, ey.

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