Showtime Chief on Reviving ‘Dexter,’ New ‘Penny Dreadful’ Villain
Speaking at a Television Critics Association panel on Friday, he also revealed next season's villain on “Penny Dreadful” and that David Duchovny wanted to die in last month's “Californication” season finale.
“No one even discussed the idea of killing Dexter,” he said, adding that the network is leaving open the possibility of bringing the character back in some capacity.
“It worked for Jack Bauer. It worked for the Bluth family,” he said of recent “24” and “Arrested Development” revivals. But he added that there is “nothing really actively happening.”
“He always thought Hank should go out in a blaze of glory,” Nevins said.
Nevins also said Helen McCrory, who played the eerie spiritualist Madame Kali on Season 1 of “Penny Dreadful,” will have an expanded role in Season 2 as the main antagonist of the main characters. Nevins said he had seen scripts for the first eight episodes of the new season.
He also discussed the difficulty of choosing Emmy categories for Showtime shows. This year the network switched “Shameless” from the drama to comedy category, scoring a nomination for lead William H. Macy.
He said whatever categories the Emmys create, Showtime will “try to defy” them.