So recently Showtime signed Dexter showrunner Scott Buck to a two year contract, and Showtime execs hinted(or pretty much flat out stated) that it may be for a Dexter spin-off. Lots of guesses have been made(Zach, Deb, I guessed Batista, Elway, & Miami Metro), some have already been shot down(Zach). Some people have even guessed that it could be a Trinity Killer show, but what about Doakes?
When it comes to Dexter characters everyone wants to come back Doakes is probably number one on everyone’s list. James Doakes was and always will be Miami Metro’s best detective and certainly the coolest. People I know who don’t even watch “Dexter” know who Doakes is.
“Oh but 1ronhawk Doakes is dead, and don’t say Cyber-Doakes!” Indeed he is, but the spin-off I’m suggesting would focus on Doakes during his special ops days, maybe even show the beginning of his relationship with LaGuerta. Doakes past has only been mentioned a few times, but when it was mentioned I always wanted more.
I’d like to see the writers flesh out Doakes, his family, his wife, LaGuerta, and his time in special ops. After the Season Seven finale I have no doubt Erik King could still play Doakes in flashbacks convincingly, as he hasn’t aged much. It would be familiar enough but also completely different from Dexter.
Tell me what you think in the comments. Would a Doakes spin-off work? Who would you rather have in the spin-off? My top picks right now are Doakes, Batista, Miami Metro, and Lundy flashback spin-off.