Last October, Dexter star Michael C. Hall starting talking about the end of the series that will reportedly come at the close of the upcoming 8th season of the show … but back in January, the folks who make Dexter started hinting that season 8 might not be the last season after all. The talk at the time was of a possibility that the show might extend for another season. Yesterday, CBS CEO (who oversees all things Showtime) Les Moonves revealed pretty succinctly that Dexter will come to a close at the end of the upcoming 8th season. So while Showtime the entity has yet to make the announcement official, the head honcho is already giving us the 411.
Season eight of Showtime’s Dexter may officially be its last. Speaking to analysts at a Wall Street conference Monday in Palm Beach, Fla., CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves indicated that the serial killer drama will wrap its run following the upcoming eighth season. Asked by an analyst — who implied that the Michael C. Hall-Jennifer Carpenter drama was in its last season — what was in the pipeline for the CBS Corp.’s sibling cable network Showtime, Moonves may have let the cat out of the bag. “We have Ray Donovan coming on with Liev Schreiber, which comes on with Dexter’s last season starting in June and then we have Masters of Sex,” Moonves replied with a laugh as if to acknowledge something that Showtime has yet to do. Showtime executives have been mum on what the future holds for Dexter. A spokesperson for the network told The Hollywood Reporter late Monday that there was “nothing confirmed” about if the series could and would continue beyond season eight.
Enough already … I wish the show’s producers would stop with all the maybes … if the boss is telling you the show is over, the show is over. Believe me, I would love for Dexter to go on forever but that’s just not possible. I would much rather the series end strongly than peter out over time. As it stands now, Dexter season 8 will premiere on Showtime this June and will very likely come to a series finale at the conclusion of the season. I’d rather focus on the final season to come rather than the fruitless hope that the show will continue beyond this year.
It’ll be sad to see the show go but it’s time. Here’s hoping Dexter season 8 will be the best season yet.