Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but this is the final season of Showtime’s Dexter.
No seriously! The upcoming season, Dexter‘s eighth, will honestly, no joke, 100-percent confirmed be the series’ last. The cable network today announced the decision, touting the series’ longevity and draw (its audience has climbed every season) while breaking the good-or-bad-depending-on-how-you-look-at-it news. The surprise factor here is minimal, as everyone and their mom’s mom had been speculating that Dexter would be coming to a close this season, with series star Michael C. Hall’s contract up at the end of it. Even CBS CEO Les Moonves recently blurted out that Season 8 would be it for Dexter.
The news of Dexter‘s end comes with a new video peek at Season 8. Take a look at this scene from the season premiere.
The final season of Dexter premieres June 30 on Showtime.
Dexter is bringing Yvonne Strahovski‘s cray-cray character Hannah back for the show’s (likely) final season, TVLine has confirmed.
According to EW.com, which broke the news, the Chuck vet will appear in multiple episodes of Season 8, which premieres June 30.
Hannah was last seen in the Season 7 finale fleeing town after escaping from prison, but exec producer Scott Buck later told us that her return was a definite possibility.
“I don’t know that Dexter can easily move past Hannah,” he EP added. “Even though he’s had other relationships in his life, this was the only truly honest relationship he had; the only instance in which he felt he was in love with someone. Who knows, years later he might be able to move past it, but I don’t think in this upcoming season he’s prepared to.”
Dexter‘s killing spree appears to be coming to an end.
Seemingly making good on Showtime boss David Nevins‘ premonition, CBS Corp. chief executive Les Moonves told investors today that the upcoming eighth season of the Michael C. Hall-led series will be its last.
The cable network has yet to make an official announcment. Moonves’ remarks came during a conference call as part of Deutsche Bank’s 2013 dbAccess Media, Internet & Telecom Conference.
When asked during the 2013 Winter Press Tour about the future of the serial-killer thriller, Nevins promised that there was “a clear endgame in place; I just can’t talk about it just yet. The decision of when to end Dexter is ultimately a creative decision and will be made on creative reasons.”
Looking past Dexter‘s demise, Moonves also took the opportunity to tout Showtime’s next big offering, Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber.
Dexter returns for its eighth season on June 30, its first-ever summer premiere.