Showtime Confirms This Is the Final Season of ‘Dexter’

by | April 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM | Dexter

The cast of "Dexter" (Photo: Showtime)

It’s officially official: The upcoming eighth season of “Dexter” will be the last season of the addictive Showtime drama, the network announced Thursday.

It has been widely speculated for nearly a year that the groundbreaking series starring Michael C. Hall as the Miami serial killer who murders bad guys would be coming to an end, as they gear up for its final run this summer.

Season 8 picks up six months after the shocking Season 7 finale, with Dex’s sister Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) still reeling from pulling the trigger on LaGuerta and facing the consequences of her murderous actions. Viewers can also look forward to a mysterious woman coming to work with Miami Metro, who offers first-hand information on Dexter’s past, according to Showtime.

“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 in a statement. “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,” added David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks. “We’d like to thank Michael, Jennifer, and DEXTER’s indomitable cast, executive producers, writers and crew for eight incredible seasons.”

The Season 8 premiere of “Dexter” airs Sunday, June 30, at 9/8c on Showtime.