After rumors of Michael C. Hall's interest in a musical [based on Dexter], the series received an unofficial parody treatment similar in nature to other parody musicals such as "Potted Potter", "50 Shades" and "Silence!" Following a new trend in theatrical producing, "Dex! A Killer Musical" (the unofficial parody of Dexter) utilized crowdfunding as a way of maintaining integrity within the original cast and crew constructing the show. Instead of the formal approach involving a production company or substantial donors, the volunteer ensemble crew of "Dex!" opted to appeal to the fans of the series to make and produce the musical.