'Dexter' writers considered season six storyline twist for years
Published Dec 20 2011, 07:47 GMT | By Tara Fowler
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has said that the incest storyline on Dexter
had been floated around for years before coming to fruition in the show's most recent season.
The showrunner revealed that the writers had first spoken about Deborah's (Jennifer Carpenter) romantic feelings for her brother Dexter (Michael C Hall) in the programme's early days, adding that the plot line was always a part of Deborah's character.
"It's an idea that has been talked about in the writer's room, I think, from at least season two," Buck told The Wrap
"It just felt like those kind of feelings were very integral to the character of Deborah, that she was in love with her brother without even realising it. It's something we'd always talked about and it just felt like it was time to finally deal with that issue."
Hall recently confessed that he does not believe that Dexter can possibly have a happy ending
, adding that he is still uncertain of how the Showtime series will end. Dexter
was renewed for two further seasons
in November. The show recently concluded its sixth run.