Showtime has finally confirmed what many in the TV industry have long suspected: Season 8 of Dexter will be its last.
This will mark the end of Showtime’s first major original hit, a rare series whose ratings have grown from season to season. However, despite its consistent popularity, many fans online have been anxiously anticipating the show’s approach to the end of Dexter’s (Michael C. Hall) journey, particularly following the sixth season bombshell in which Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) learns that her brother is a serial killer.
Last fall’s seventh season scored record ratings, with its finale delivering a series-high 2.8 million viewers. However, Showtime was always going to have a hard time keeping the show going beyond an eighth season, since Michael C. Hall’s contract is up this year, and the star has been vocal about his belief that it’s time for the story to reach a logical, satisfying conclusion.
This season will see the return of Yvonne Strahovski as Dexter’s temperamental love interest. In addition, veteran British actress Charlotte Rampling joins the cast in the key role of a neuro-psychiatrist who works with serial killers.
The final season of Dexter premieres June 30 on Showtime.
Via: Entertainment Weekly