Monday, March 17, 2008
Dexter To Become A Video Game
The life and adventures of the dark serial killer Dexter Morgan from the Showtime’s “Dexter” will be the subject of a new video game produced by Marc Ecko Entertainment.
In a press statement, Marc Ecko Entertainment said it will create the game in close collaboration with Showtime Networks to guarantee its faithfulness to the spirit of the show.
In the “Dexter” TV show Michael C. Hall, of “Six Feet Under” fame, stars as a likeable man who sublimates his serial killer drive (or at least tries to) with a job as a blood pattern analyst. The Miami Police Dept. forensics expert only kills criminals who cannot be caught otherwise in the justice system.
He was orphaned at three and was adopted by a Miami police officer, Harry Morgan, who saw that Dexter had sociopathic tendencies but never got him professional help. Instead he taught the boy to use his passion for killing in order to murder people, who “deserve it,” who slipped the justice system.
Dexter taught to fake normality and keep up with the appearance. He is liked by most of his colleagues, his girlfriend, Rita, and her children. The show is currently airing in (slightly) edited form on CBS.
Marc Ecko Entertainment handled the production side of 2005’s Getting Up and is currently working on an untitled project with developer Human Head. The Dexter game is in pre-production and Showtime Networks and Marc Ecko Entertainment are in talks with a handful of developers to bring the game to life.
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Dexter is an American television drama series based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay and adapted for television by Emmy Award-winning screenwriter James Manos, Jr. The show premiered on the premium cable network Showtime on October 1, 2006. The show has been renewed for a third season.
Set and produced in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who works for the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood pattern analyst.
Dexter has received considerable critical acclaim and has won two Emmys in technical categories, and has also generated public controversies concerning its content and promotion.
An edited version of the series began airing on CBS on February 17, 2008, due to the 2007-08 Writers Guild of America strike creating a shortage of new content. CTV simulcasts episodes along with CBS, and is also airing the edited version in order to avail of Canadian cable simultaneous substitution rules. Dexter debuted in Canada on The Movie Network and Movie Central on October 2 at 9 PM ET and October 1, 2006 at 8 PM PT respectively.
In the UK, FX aired the first season in the Summer of 2007, with the second season to air in July 2008. FX hold lifetime rights to the first run of every season in the UK. ITV aired the second run of season 1 on Wednesday 27 February at 10.35pm, to a much larger potential audience than the cable and satellite only FX.