Netflix loses Dexter (streaming)

Netflix loses Dexter (From all the sources I’ve read, it appears that Dexter will still be available via Netflix DVD, but will simply no longer be available on their streaming service.)

Netflix & Showtime relationship shows strain over Dexter flap

As the relationship between television networks and studios and Netflix grows increasingly tense, communication is apparently suffering as well.

The latest flap started Tuesday, when Showtime Networks said that as part of a recently completed deal renewal with Netflix that takes effect this summer, it would no longer make original series such as “Dexter” and “Californication” available on the company’s Internet streaming service.

Asked to respond midday Wednesday, a Netflix spokesman said that he was not only surprised by the announcement, but that he believed it was incorrect.

“We’re perplexed,” Netflix spokesman Steve Swasey said. “We’re negotiating to renew the Showtime license and we expect these titles will still be available.”

By Wednesday afternoon, however, Swasey said the situation had changed. “Netflix may or not renew with Showtime,” he wrote in an email. “Titles expire and migrate on and off Netflix as part of the ebb and flow of licensing.”

The new statement demonstrates a more assertive public position by Netflix toward Showtime and is the first sign that it would be willing to do without the premium cable channels’ original programs.

If Showtime does withdraw its shows this summer, it would be in line with the stance of its parent, CBS Corp. In February, the company struck a $200-million deal to provide to Netflix only older programs no longer on the air. CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves wants viewers to first come to his networks to see the shows the company produces.

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DEXTER The Game Now Available for PC

(I’m a Mac user, and not a gamer, so I won’t be playing Dexter the Game anytime soon, but I’d love to hear reviews from those who have!)

Marc Ecko Entertainment today announced that DEXTER The Game is now available for digital download on the PC. The game is based on the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated SHOWTIME® television series DEXTER™ and is available for $9.99.

Published by Marc Ecko Entertainment and developed by Icarus Studios in conjunction with Showtime Networks Inc. and CBS Consumer Products, DEXTER The Game is a port of the famed iOS (iTouch / iPhone / iPad) app. You play as the captivating Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who must maintain his nice-guy façade. During the day he is a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department, but at night he creates his own brand of justice on criminals. In fully realized 3D environments, you control Dexter, analyzing crime scenes, uncovering evidence and using stealth tactics to stalk your prey. The outcome of every choice and action revolves around the Code of Harry: only kill the guilty, maintain the “mask” and most important of all, don’t get caught!

“DEXTER The Game on the PC is the next step in what we hope will be a long line of DEXTER products,” said Marc Fernandez, Executive Vice President of Marc Ecko Entertainment. “Every time we release a new DEXTER game the fans continue to support us.”

The DEXTER game includes voiceovers by series star and executive producer, Michael C. Hall, and has an original storyline by DEXTER co-executive producer and writer Tim Schlattmann.

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Dexter Season 6 Update from Michael C. Hall

Dexter Season 6(I wouldn’t exactly call this an “Exclusive” as the site advertises, since Hall only answered 2 fairly vague questions about Dexter Season 6, but it’s worth passing on anyway!)

What’s Ahead for Dexter Season 6

One television series that continues to be loved by both fans and critics alike season after season is Showtime’s Dexter. The show finished airing Dexter Season 5 in December and is gearing up to begin production on the upcoming Dexter Season 6 very soon.

When we last saw Dexter he was coming to terms with the death of his wife Rita (Julie Benz), and the fact that his star pupil Lumen (Julia Stiles) no longer feels the need to kill.

Meanwhile, his sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) has come one step closer to finding out her brother’s shocking secret. Now, with Rita’s children coming back to live with Dexter for the summer, fans can’t wait to find out what will happen next.

We recently had a chance to catch up with the actor who plays Dexter, Michael C. Hall while he was out promoting his new independent film Peep World, which opens in theaters on March 25th and also stars Sarah Silverman, and Rainn Wilson.

What does Hall have to say about the upcoming Dexter Season 6?

We took the opportunity to talk to Michael C. Hall a little bit about Dexter and asked the actor when he begins shooting Dexter Season 6.

“Not until May but it’s definitely happening.”

We finished up by asking Michael C. Hall if he is excited to return to work on the series and revisit the character again.

“Yeah I’m excited. Doing something for this long is a crazy proposition but with this at least it continues to evolve.”

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(Michael, we’re all VERY excited about Dexter Season 6 too!)

Jennifer Carpenter: New Dexter Will Surprise

Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C HallJennifer Carpenter is excited about the coming season of Dexter

Jennifer Carpenter, who plays Debra Morgan on Dexter, says she thinks the sixth series of Dexter will surprise viewers. The actress, who plays alongside her ex-husband Michael C Hall in the Showtime drama, said she thinks there’s one or two seasons still to go.

She said: “I’m really excited about this year. [The end of the last series] was just really open-ended, it could go anywhere. It has the same opportunity to surprise people and I think it will.”

Jennifer Carpenter wouldn’t say what she thought might happen when reunited on set with Michael, who plays her character’s murderous brother, after the two separated last August. But she’s keeping herself busy with work, and has three films in the pipeline: The Factory alongside John Cusack; Hungry Rabbit Jumps with Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce and January Jones, and Ex-Girlfriends, an Alexander Poe comedy – which is something that’s been missing from her CV of late.

“When I was in school, I was always cast as the clown. I thought that is what I was going to do. I can’t seem to make my way back to it. I guess once people hear you scream, they can’t un-hear it or something,” she said.

Jennifer’s also currently starring in an off-Broadway play called Gruesome Playground Injuries.

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We can’t wait to see if Jennifer Carpenter’s predictions about Dexter Season 6 are true!