Season six of Dexter ended Sunday with its usual flair for the dramatic and shocking—its fans have come to expect no less from the serial-killer protagonist, played by Michael C. Hall.
In an interview with Parade, Hall notes that the finale provided “some pretty fundamentally earthshaking things,” but the actor isn’t so sure about the ultimate fate of his character.
Showtime recently announced that the popular series will end after two additional seasons. Hall speculates that the show’s finale will not end in typical happily-ever-after fashion. Hall says, “I don’t know about a happy ending. I think the question is what happens to him. Is he done in? Does he do himself in? Does he get away with it? But even if he gets away with it at this point, there have been a lot of ramifications for his behavior already. What the final verdict will be for him specifically, I can’t say. As for a happy ending, I don’t think we’re in that territory.” Hall has also frequently been asked about what he’ll do once Dexter is over. “I would love to return to the stage,” he says. “I’d love to do film. Eventually, I would like to do another television series, but it’s not really at the top of my list after the past two.” Before Hall took over the role of Dexter Morgan, he starred in another dark cable show, Six Feet Under, as David Fisher. After playing back to back roles as characters dealing with the dark side, Hall says, “I’d love to mix things up and take jobs that have a foreseeable beginning, middle, and end as opposed to these open-ended characters and people surrounded by dead bodies.”
After a Golden Globe win and five Emmy nominations for Dexter, Hall has no reason to worry that his future career will prosper. “I couldn’t have really imagined the past ten years, and I would like to believe that the next ten years for me have things in store that I couldn’t quite imagine right now.”