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.