Showtime confirms 'Dexter' season eight to be last
Rumors have bounced around regarding whether the upcoming season of Showtime's "Dexter" would finally see the killer of killers finally hang up his scalpel.
The premium network officially confirmed in an announcement on Thursday that the eighth season of "Dexter" will, in fact, be its last. The news coincided with the release of the teaser (seen below), which gives fans a sneak peek at the rocky relationship of Deb and Dexter following LaGuerta's death.
"When it debuted in 2006, 'Dexter' redefined the genre, by taking the anti-hero to new heights and pushing the boundaries of the television landscape," said Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. "'Dexter' paved the way for the next generation of award-winning hit Showtime series, and its cultural impact will be felt for years to come."
While it was heavily rumored that this would be the final season, continually strong ratings for the series suggested otherwise. Season seven finally turned the corner fans had been waiting for with Deb dealing with her brother's after dark hobbies, resulting in some serious tension between the two. The final season will no doubt resolve that and more.
"'Dexter' is a landmark franchise for our network, and we cannot wait to unveil the conclusion of this series, as we know it, to the millions of passionate fans who have supported the show season after season," said David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. "We'd like to thank Michael, Jennifer, and 'Dexter's' indomitable cast, executive producers, writers and crew for eight incredible seasons."