Renewed: Dexter

By David Knox on November 20, 2011 / Filed Under Pay TV 10

Killer drama Dexter has been renewed for two more seasons, following a deal to secure Michael C. Hall.

But the eighth season may well be the final chapter.

Both new seasons will consist of 12 episodes,

Showtime entertainment president David Nevins said, “Dexter‘s enormous success is a real tribute to the great achievements of its cast, producers, and the powerhouse performance of Michael C. Hall.

“The series is bigger than it’s ever been in its sixth season, both in terms of audience and its impact on the cultural landscape.”

The renewal follows negotiations over salary with Hall said to be seeking $24m for two seasons, above Showtime’s offer of $20m.

“It’s been a pretty simple negotiation, and Michael C. Hall has been incredibly gentlemanly throughout the whole process,” Nevins said. “The biggest question was: what is the trajectory of the show creatively?

“I’m not going to say with absolute certainty that this is the end, but that is the likely scenario, that the series is moving towards a definite end.”

Should that mean Dexter‘s secret is out by the end of Season Seven and watch how that unravels in Season Eight? Hope so.

Season Six is currently airing on Showcase.

Source: Deadline


  1. robert January 9, 2012 at 10:31 am -

    like watch he shows there are good and enjoyable.

  2. ompman November 21, 2011 at 3:20 pm -

    dexter puts underbelly in the shade

  3. AndrewM November 21, 2011 at 10:21 am -

    I’m glad it’s finally ending. That means I can now buy the complete DVD set and watch the whole lot when I want, and with no ads. Bliss!

    Only problem is maintaining the media black-out for another two years so I don’t have the ending spoilt. David, can you please make this the last Dexter post on TVT? Thanks! ;-)

  4. justin November 20, 2011 at 10:25 pm -

    This season has been esily the worse, laughably bad. Olmos and Hanks have been terrible characters and casting decisions and most people have worked out what will end up being the season twist after the first couple of episodes. In a perfect world the writers and directors of Breaking Bad would be at the helms.

  5. Jason S November 20, 2011 at 7:13 pm -

    The show has never really dipped in quality over its run so far, and this season is just as amazing so far. Amazing how they have kept the integrity. I hope it ends on a high so I wouldn’t object to it ending any time it wanted to now, mostly because I dont see how it could maintain this level of quality for so long.

  6. justin November 20, 2011 at 7:04 pm -

    Dexter has already gone on too long, everything since The Trinity Killer has been pretty awful.

  7. jezza November 20, 2011 at 4:48 pm -

    Love Dexter!
    I agree with revealing his secret at the end of season 7, could be a very powerful season 8 if the writers are up for it!

  8. Josh November 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm -

    Paul, Showtime make hundreds of millions of dollars from the show.

    We aren’t talking normal people money here ;)

  9. Paul November 20, 2011 at 11:09 am -

    Gentlemanly? Asking for 24 million instead of 20 million?

  10. MuchoTB November 20, 2011 at 10:22 am -

    Excellent! Love this show. They very well could go to a ninth season as well

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