Marc Ecko Entertainment has inked a production deal with Showtime Networks to develop a video game based on the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning TV series Dexter.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Dexter game is being designed for multiple platforms, including the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360, and will be aimed at avid gamers, many of whom have become fans of the Showtime series.

"Dexter is the extremely rare TV show with enough layers of action and tension to translate perfectly into a compelling video game," Ecko vp Marc Fernandez said.

Dexter stars Michael C. Hall as a Miami police department lab technician who also happens to be a serial killer -- targeting other villains as his prey.