Dexter Prequel & Billions Spin-offs in the Works at Showtime

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Chris McCarthy, who’s the president and CEO of Showtime and Paramount Media Networks, announced that Showtime is currently developing multiple spin-offs of their hits shows Dexter and Billions as part of the premium network’s upcoming rebranding to Paramount+ with Showtime.

Following the success of the sequel series Dexter: New Blood, McCarthy has confirmed the ongoing development of a Dexter prequel that will revolve around the origins of the titular serial killer. The project will bring back the series to Miami, while also including stories inspired by cases involving real-life serial killers of the time. In addition, Dexter creator Clyde Phillips is also exploring potential spin-offs centering around the original series’ memorable characters including John Lithgow’s Trinity Killer.

As for Billions, creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien have been working together on two potential spin-offs titled Millions and Trillions. The first one would center around rising financiers, while the latter will be a drama about the ultra-rich. In addition to these two projects, Koppelman and Levien are also developing two other untitled shows which will take place in Miami and London, respectively.

Dexter: New Blood is 10-episode limited series executive produced by returning showrunner Clyde Phillips. It featured the return of Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, and John Lithgow.

The original series ran on-air for eight seasons from 2006-2013. During its original run, it earned multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations as well as a Peabody Award, with Hall taking home a Golden Globe in 2010 for his leading performance.

Billions currently stars Paul Giamatti, Corey Stoll, Maggie Siff, Asia Kate Dillon, David Costabile, Toby Leonard Moore, Condola Rashad, Jeffrey DeMunn, Kelly AuCoin, and Daniel Breaker. It is created and executive produced by showrunners Koppelman and Levien.


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