7 October 2013 3:29 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fanatics of a TV show often fight to keep their favorite characters alive, but one of the biggest complaints of the much-bashed “Dexter” finale is that the vigilante serial killer protagonist didn’t die. According to “Dexter” producer John Goldwyn, the writers didn’t have a choice in the matter.

“They won’t let us kill him,” he told Vulture at the New York Film Festival premiere of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” “Showtime was very clear about that. When we told them the arc for the last season, they just said, ‘Just to be clear, he’s going to live.’”

“There were a lot of endings discussed because it was a very interesting problem to solve, to bring it to a close,” he continued. “People have a relationship with Dexter, even if it doesn’t have the size and the ferocity of the fan base for ‘Breaking Bad. »

- Alex Stedman

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