Since Dexter: New Blood aired on Showtime on November 7th, 2021, it has crossed all the records set by the other series. The show has become the most-watched series on Showtime, which attracts around 8 million viewers in a week. The question is, will Dexter: New Blood be available on Netflix?
Talking about the records, Gary Levine, the entertainment president of Showtime Networks, in a conversation with Collider, explains, “We’re thrilled by the overwhelming response from the millions of fans of Dexter: New Blood these past 10 weeks.” He also added, “Whether they loved the finale or couldn’t bear to see it end, we so appreciate their passion. Our deepest thanks to Michael [C. Hall], [series showrunner] Clyde [Phillips], [and executive producers] Scott [Reynolds] and Marcos [Siega] for delivering a profoundly powerful conclusion to our beloved and extraordinary series.”
Let us find out which of the records Dexter: New Blood has broken.
After making a record of 8 million viewers a week, the season finale garnered 3 million viewers in its Sunday debut. This which makes it, the biggest show on Showtime in eight years. The show’s sequel shattered all the records of Homeland’s finale season. As per the official press release of the network, 2 million viewers have also joined from streaming and on-demand platforms.
After an enormous success on the streaming platform, fans are expecting another season of Dexter. With the conversation with Collider, the host asked Clyde Phillips, about the renewal of the show.
To which, Phillips explains, “Well, it is really Showtime’s call. And speaking of calls, if they were to call me and say, “Look, this is a huge asset for Showtime.” I think, and I underline the word think, I think Dexter is their number one asset. If they were to call me and say, “We want to do Harrison. Are you interested?” Much like when they called me to say, “We want to reboot Dexter, and you’re the guy,” I would drop everything to do it.”
He added, “I mean, the show’s hugely successful for them this season. And we’re going to be getting some big numbers in January and all the people that DVR-ing the show so they can binge it. We’re going to get a whole new set of numbers later this month. And I think that could well be determinative in Showtime’s decision. And if they want to do it, again, I got a lot of stuff going on, and I’ll drop everything to do it.”
Fortunately, the showrunner and the viewers are ready for another season. We only need a green signal from Showtime.
If there will be Season 3 in the future, we can hope it only be streaming on Showtime. Unfortunately, Dexter: New Blood is not available for Netflix subscribers.