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Dexter fans have mixed feelings on Showtime limited series revival

Published: 15/Oct/2020 0:55

by Brent Koepp

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Dexter is getting a brand new season. On October 14, Showtime announced their plans to revive the franchise for a limited series. However, fans are torn about the beloved serial killer’s return. 

As any fan of Dexter can attest to, the show has had many ups and downs. Despite starting off strong, its final season was universally hated by critics, and its lumberjack ending was mocked online for years.

On October 14, Showtime surprised viewers when it announced that actor Michael C. Hall would be returning to play the serial killer once again in a new limited time series. Fans, however, are torn on the franchise getting a second chance.

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The iconic serial-killer will make his return.

Dexter’s return has fans feeling confused

Dexter originally made its debut in 2006, and had viewers glued to the edge of their seats with its unique premise. Its story about a serial killer who only murders bad guys was disturbingly entertaining.

While the series started off strong with many praising season four as a masterpiece, its final half was received much harsher by both critics and fans. Its final season and ending was pretty well disliked.

Despite its uneven legacy, Showtime announced their plans to bring show back from the dead on October 14 with a tweet. “Surprise Motherfu*ker. He’s back,” it read, alongside a short video that said, “Being away has been murder. Dexter returns.”

The surprising announcement immediately sparked a debate on social media, as fans were torn on the series’ return. One user replied to Showtime’s reveal tweet with a graph depicting the series’ decline critically. “This u?” they said.

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Many fans reacted to the news negatively, citing its final season and poor writing, such as a Twitter user that exclaimed, “hopefully he kills whoever wrote the last season.” Another fan agreed and criticized the show’s previous showrunner: “If Scott Buck is involved, I won’t be watching, frankly.”

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Despite the backlash, some viewers were actually happy about its return. Users that either loved the entire show or saw the new limited series as chance to redeem Dexter’s legacy were thrilled by the announcement.

A fan celebrated the story continuing, and said, “Yes baby I knew the story wasn’t over Glad Michael C Hall is back for more killing!” Another Dexter viewer wrote, “I love you showtime. Dexter is like a family member you havent seen in years. so happy to see our Dark Defender return!!!”

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Regardless of how you feel about the series’ return, Dexter is one of the most popular TV shows in the last decade. Its dark story captured the imaginations of millions and won four Emmys.

There is also no denying that Michael C. Hall’s portrayal of the beloved serial killer is iconic. Only time will tell if the limited series will help revive the show’s legacy.

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Uncharted movie – trailer, casting, and everything we know

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:57 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 17:58

by Tanner Pierce

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The Uncharted movie is the latest video game movie in development, and it actually looks like it’ll be faithful to the source material if some recent stills released by Sony are to be believed. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming film. 

The Uncharted movie has been in development hell for around 10 years now. After having Mark Wahlberg originally attached to the film to play Nathan Drake himself, the script and director underwent massive changes multiple times. Most thought the film would never be released.

Now, Sony is pushing full-steam ahead with Uncharted, which is set to star Tom Holland as the titular character. Filming is currently underway, but we still don’t have an extensive look at the film. Here’s everything we know about the movie based on the hit video game.

Uncharted casting and plot

As previously mentioned, Tom Holland has been cast as Nathan Drake, while Mark Wahlberg, who was once himself set to play that character, will now portray Sully, Nate’s mentor in the film.

Given the age of both the actors, most people seem to believe that Uncharted will be a prequel set long before the first game, Drake’s Fortune. Aside from this, however, we don’t know anything else about the plot.

On top of Holland and Wahlberg, we also know that Antonio Banderas has also been cast in the movie, although his role has yet to be announced.

Uncharted trailer

As of October 23, 2020, the trailer for Uncharted has not been released. While filming was originally set to be completed by this point, shutdowns at the beginning of the year caused Sony to delay production by a few months until everything was safe again.

Despite no trailer being available, we do have the first look at Holland as Drake and if the image is anything to go by, this film is going to be game-accurate in some regard. Given the fact that the studio has released the look, it might not be too much longer until we see the trailer. Nevertheless, this is all we have.

Uncharted release date

Currently, Uncharted is set to release in theaters on July 16, 2021. That being said, due to the state of the world right now, it’s always worth noting that this has a good chance of changing.

It could end up being delayed, it could end up going straight to digital, or it could simply stay the same. Right now, it’s too early to tell.