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Showtime Put A Mandate On "Dexter" Finale

By Garth Franklin Tuesday October 8th 2013 08:43AM

SPOILERS AHEAD for the final season of "Dexter".

One surprising thing that didn't happen in the series finale of "Dexter" was the ending that many expected - Dexter's death.

Producer John Goldwyn has now told Vulture that it wasn't the decision of the show's producers or writers, but rather a mandate from the network Showtime that he be kept alive.

"They won’t let us kill him. 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. People have a relationship with Dexter, even if it doesn’t have the size and the ferocity of the fan base for Breaking Bad. But it has a very core loyal following."

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