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'Dexter' Season 8 to Be Its Last



Premiering Sunday, June 30, the final season of the signature Showtime drama series will bring in a mysterious woman with info on Dexter's past.



Yvonne Strahovski and Michael C. Hall in "Dexter"
Yvonne Strahovski and Michael C. Hall DexterApril 18, 2013

Yvonne Strahovski and Michael C. Hall in "Dexter"
Yvonne Strahovski and Michael C. Hall in "Dexter"
Michael C. Hall in "Dexter"
Michael C. Hall in "Dexter"
LOS ANGELES, CA — In a special announcement this afternoon made directly to "Dexter's" 13 million fans on the show's Facebook page, Showtime confirmed that the upcoming eighth season of the groundbreaking series will be its final one. The announcement coincided with the release of an exclusive 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 AFI's 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 "Dexter's" eighth and final season premiere gives fans a sneak peek into the mindset of Dexter and Debra Morgan after LaGuerta's 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. Season eight begins six months after LaGuerta's murder — and Dexter is still managing life as a dad, brother, and serial killer. As Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) struggles to deal with the consequences of her actions, a mysterious woman comes to work with Miami Metro, offering first-hand information on Dexter's past. The series also stars Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Aimee Garcia, David Zayas, Geoff Pierson and James Remar.

"Dexter" is tied as the No. 1 rated series on Showtime along with "Homeland," watched by 6.2 million weekly viewers across platforms in its seventh season, its highest-rated yet. The season seven finale attracted 7.24 million viewers in the finale week, the series highest total week ever. Produced by Showtime, "Dexter" is executive produced by John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck, Manny Coto, Tim Schlattmann, Wendy West, Jace Richdale and Michael C. Hall.

With over 13 million fans on Facebook and 440,000 followers on Twitter, "Dexter" has one of the largest and most engaged fan communities among any television series. The series consistently ranks at the top of the iTunes charts, and is a leader in the "Social TV" space.
 
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