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Dexter spin-off a possiblity? Not so for Mad Men…

September 24th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Dexter may have ended -and what a damp squib that was, for shame Showtime – but the story of Miami PD may not be over yet…

Showtime President David Nevins, speaking at Paley Center last last week, said of the future of the franchise: “Arguably, Dexter is to Showtime what Spider-Man is to Sony or Batman is to Warner Bros., so I think it’s going to be important for us to keep it alive.

“We spend a lot of time talking about how we keep the show alive, so it may be a more complicated original idea than just a spinoff…  I hope that whatever we do will feel both original and in keeping with what people expect out of Dexter.”

This news comes after recent news of Walking Dead and Breaking Bad spin-offs in the works. And the word we’re hearing is that a spin-off may focus on Masuka and his daughter… you Nerd it here first folks.

However, it’s not all about making money apparently. Mad Men – another favourite here at FTN – showrunner Matthew Weiner has said that with the end of the current season, the show is definitely done: “There’s no chance. No judgment against anybody else — but this is it. This is the story. When it’s done, it’s done.”

Thanks to Dark Horizons for the heads up

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….