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Dexter Morgan to Keep on Killing for at Least Another Two Seasons

Following lengthy, and occasionally dicey, negotiations, Showtime has struck a deal with star Michael C. Hall to renew the Emmy-nominated Dexter for two more seasons. Seasons 7 and 8 will contain 12 episodes each.

David Nevins, Showtime’s president of entertainment, shrugged off reports that contract negotiations with Hall had broken down last month, telling Deadline, “The biggest question was: What is the trajectory of the show creatively? And after speaking with [executive producers] John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton and Scott Buck, it became pretty clear that there was a very clear three-year trajectory. Once we established that, this became a very simple negotiation, which went down pretty quickly.”

Asked whether that meant Dexter would end with Season 8, Nevins said, “I’m not going to say with absolute certainty that this is the end, but that is the likely scenario, that the series is moving towards a definite end.”

Dexter‘s sixth season debuted in October, setting a ratings record for the cable network. The drama is averaging 5.12 million viewers across all platform, making this the highest-rated season to date.


  • momaw

    While it’s awesome to know there will be more Dexter, it was kind of part of the appeal not knowing if Dexter would come to a bad end each season.

  • Coryjameson

    Why? That show was old hat after season 2. 


  • Jacob

    Two things in response to “why”:
    1: Dexter‘s sixth season debuted in October, setting a ratings record for the cable network.
    2: It still has a strong fanbase that really loves the show.

  • Jacob

    While that suspense is nice, I prefer them aiming towards and end and having time to get there when they want to.

  • Owen Ground

    Please let Season 8 be its last, with Dexter being caught and brought to justice. The show’s still good, but it’s not great like it was before they murdered Rita.

  • demoncat_4

    was hoping dexter would come back at least one more season so he could proably wind up finaly caught for his crimes though now looks like it will another season of dexter increasing his body count and then season eight dexter winds up exposed and caught or gets whacked himself.

  • Anonymous

    I actually agree. The first two seasons were amazing, it got ridiculous after and kept repeating the same beats over and over again. Season 5 was terrible.

  • Mhorton83

    The show is in a desperate need of a change of setting, it’s felt very repetitive since season 2 primarily due to locations feeling similar and the overuse of the same background music since season 1. I can’t help but think how interesting it would be to have a season set in Manhattan or have a season set with Dexter on Death Row flashing back to how he got caught. As it is right now I find it very stale. And for some reason 99% of everyone I meet who currently loves and watches dexter has only watched it since season 3 or sooner (having watched the previous seasons on netflix/ dvd). 

  • Aaa

    It was and still is one of the best shows currently on TV.

  • Lunatics On Pogosticks

    Thank you man,first two seasons were incredible even the fourth had its incredible moments but season 5 is a truly terrible.Im just glad to hear someone else share that opinion except for the constant praise for seaso 5 i get from my friends.

  • Anonymous

    It sort of culminated with the idea that his sister would let a serial-killing couple go because “it was kind of sweet”. I mean come on.