It’s official: Showtime’s serial killer drama “Dexter” will see its end this year.
The paybler made the announcement this afternoon on the program’s Facebook page (which boasts over 13 million fans): “To thank you for your love and support over the last seven years, we wanted our Facebook fans to be the first to know that the upcoming season will be the final season of ‘Dexter,'” the post read.
The eighth and final season of the Michael C. Hall-starrer will bow on June 30 at 9 p.m. Series has been on Showtime since October 2006 and earned 25 Emmy nominations during its seven year run.
“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 of 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.”
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Fresh off a convincing victory in a contentious election, WGA West president David Goodman has asserted that writers need to demand their fair share of the profits — and that the guild will continue to take an aggressive stance. “This is a booming, expanding industry, and we’re at the heart of it,” he said in [...]