Just because Dexter Morgan is nearing the end of his eight-season run on Showtime does not mean that series star Michael C. Hall is done with the network.
Showtime announced today that it would be producing a project based on "American Dream Machine," a novel by Matthew Specktor. Hall is attached to the project, which is set in 1970s Hollywood and present day, as an executive producer. The book came out earlier this spring and deals with a talent agent father and his troubled sons. The book deals with that relationship, as well as how Hollywood has changed along with the movie business.
Hall is believed to be interested in a role in the pilot (if it gets to that stage), but will not star as he will mostly focus on his work on the other side of the camera. He also has served as an executive producer on Dexter.
Scott Buck, the Dexter showrunner, will be supervising the script with imput from Specktor, who is writing it.
No word yet on the potential Dexter spinoff that network entertainment president David Nevins briefly discussed recently. The early rumor was that project would focus on Deb Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter).
Does American Dream Machine sound like something you would be interested in?