Michael C. Hall has had a memorable acting career spanning the best part of two decades, but his most celebrated role to date is Dexter Morgan, a laconic forensic expert who becomes a vigilante serial killer at night.
However, while Dexter notched up an impressive amount of awards and became one of Showtime's most viewed shows, the finale wasn't to everyone's liking. But that hasn't stopped fans giving up hope on the possibility of a 9th season, and it appears that Dexter himself is equally as hopeful. In a remarkable and revealing interview with the Daily Beast, the 47-year-old said,
"Every time I'm asked about [another season of Dexter]. I say, 'Never say never'. The next thing I know there's an announcement on the internet saying, 'He's going to do it again'.
"The way that show ended gave no sense of closure for people and a lot of questions unanswered."
He added: "He seems to be in this self-imposed exile, he certainly didn't ride off into the sunset. His sister died. It left a gnarly knot in some viewers' stomachs. I stand by how that 8th season ended."
Hall also commented on the strong character development of his most well-known character.
"If he had kept on killing people he'd have been fine, but he gets married, he opens his imagination and heart.
"He has a real connection to people, and all those people are compromised or destroyed in some way. For it to be all tidied up after that would have not been honest.
"For him to simulate his own death and extricate himself from the context of his life made sense to me. As far as any more of that happening, it's possible."
But Hall commenting on a possible 9th season is nothing new. Earlier this year, the venerated actor told Variety, "When Dexter ended, I wanted to mix it up and felt like the cumulative effect of the things I have done since has served as a sort of 'Dexorcism.'
"[But] it's a possibility given how the show ended that we could revisit Dexter."
"I have just yet to, for my part, imagine or hear someone else's idea that makes it feel worth doing. But never say never."