Showtime confirmed today that the upcoming eighth season of “Dexter” will be its final one. The announcement coincided with the release of the below tease from the premiere of the series eighth and final season, which debuts on Sunday June 30th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. The series premiered on the network on October 1, 2006 and has grown its loyal audience every season since its debut. “Dexter” was the recipient of the prestigious Peabody Award, as well as 25 Emmy® and 10 Golden Globe® Award nominations, and was twice named one of AFIs top ten television series.
“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.”
“‘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.”
The exclusive tease from the show’s eighth and final season premiere gives fans a sneak peek into the mindset of Dexter and Debra Morgan after LaGuertas death in season seven.
“Dexter” stars Michael C. Hall in his Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning role as Dexter Morgan, a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami police department. The series also stars Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Aimee Garcia, David Zayas, Geoff Pierson and James Remar.