For the past 7 years, new seasons of Dexter have premiered on Showtime in early Fall … either late September or early October (depending on the calendar that year). This year, the 8th season of Dexter will premiere 3 months earlier in late June, which means we will be spending our hot Summer Sunday nights with our favorite serial killer. Even better … the head honcho at Showtime is giving us hope that Dexter season 8 won’t be the last season of the series … despite what we’ve been lead to believe. Could it be? We get Dexter even sooner AND we might get a season 9?!
The wait for Dexter season 8 just got much shorter this week, when Showtime Entertainment President David Nevin revealed that the premiere will be moved up from its typical fall debut to this summer, Sunday, June 30. But don’t expect the series to end this year, because there’s still no official answer. While speaking at the TCA this Sunday, Nevin announced that Dexter will be getting an early start this year … The Showtime Entertainment President went on to continue not confirming whether or not this will be the final season of Dexter. Here’s what he had to say about the possibilities of Dexter season 9:
I’m not making any announcements about when Dexter will end. Before Dexter goes on the air for their next season, there will be a clear end game in place, but I can’t talk about it. The decision of when Dexter will end is ultimately a creative decision and made on creative reasons.
If what Nevin says is true, Dexter will be coming to an end – something series showrunner Sara Colleton already confirmed during season 7: “We wanted to end it this year, but the network convinced us that it would be best to do it in two years. In some ways, this is a two-season series-ender.” In fact, it’s the two-season series-ender plan that’s allowing the show to air early without affecting production. However, Nevin isn’t the only one speaking of a possible season 9. Last month, executive producer Scott Buck said, “I don’t have an answer to that because that’s a Showtime decision.” If Showtime is saying it’s a creative decision and Dexter producers are saying it’s Showtime’s decision, what does that mean? That it’s probably Showtime’s decision. Probably.
Firstly, YAY on the early return of Dexter! I am REALLY excited that we get right back into the action in June rather than having to wait until September. Secondly, OMG, I really hope we do get a season 9 of the show. I have full faith and confidence in the creative team that Dexter will end perfectly either at the end of season 8, season 9 or beyond. Showtime, obviously, wants to make as much money as they can off of the show so I’m certain they’ll let it keep going if the creative team wants to continue. I’m not getting my hopes up but … I hope to some day soon :)
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