Dexter divorce news is among the biggest in entertainment. The Dexter divorce reports are even topping the other major separations this week, if one can believe it. Although Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson are no more, along with Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter’s breakup has garnered the most gossip. Of course, since they work together on a major TV show, and since an on-set affair has been rumored, that has helped a bit. However, the divorce buzz has also overshadowed what should be a celebratory week for the show.
While gossip columnists track Hall, Carpenter and Julia Stiles, the series they are in continues to rack up awards and ratings. The Season 5 finale set a new high in ratings, even if fans preferred last year’s more shocking finish.
It was right after that when the divorce news first broke, which helped put the Season 5 finale into the background. It was also bad timing because it preceded the Golden Globe nominations, where the show, Hall and Stiles won nominations.
Following that, rumors officially began about Hall and Stiles having an affair during filming, much like their characters. This managed to come before the SAG nominations, as the show and Hall got picked. Now those involved in the story will have to appear together at the Golden Globes and SAG in late January – assuming they do make appearances.
Even when the rumors die down, the series still has a problem on its hands. They have to hope that Hall and Carpenter remain civil enough to work together, since the series hinges on it. Given the close relationship between Dexter and Debra Morgan – and how Debra will have to discover the truth at some point – it is vital for the two to stay professional.
Fans will be wondering throughout the offseason if that can happen – or if the series can work around it if it doesn’t. Since the stars will be on the red carpet soon, that will be a valuable test beforehand. After that, they’ll have months to cool off before Season 6 is ready to go.
Normally, this week would be a moment of celebration for the series. Ratings went even higher, and award nominations are still being racked up, even after five years. But thanks to the divorce, the producers and show runners likely can’t celebrate without some worry for the future. Yet if Hall and Carpenter were already separated during Season 5, they are probably used to this by now.
As if all of this wasn’t enough, show head Chip Johannessen is said to be leaving just a year after he took the job. Of course, this divorce from Dexter likely won’t have questions from gossip hounds attached.
Digital Spy- “Dexter showrunner departs series”
Boston Herald- “Michael C Hall cheating on the Dexter set?”