It's Official: 'Dexter' Confirmed for Final Season

The Hollywood Reporter

Showtime is making it official: Dexter's upcoming eighth season will be its last.

In a new clip with two minutes of footage from the serial killer drama, Showtime confirms the Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter drama will end after this season.

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In the clip, Deb (Carpenter) is avoiding her foster brother -- she hasn't talked to him in weeks and skipped LaGuerta's memorial -- and is shutting everyone out as she claims to be working a case.

"My life is none of your business," she tells him. "Do you want to know why I'm not returning you calls? It's because I don't want to talk to you and I really don't want to f---ing see you. Why? Because you made me compromise everything about myself that I care about. And I hate you for it. I shot the wrong person in that trailer."

News of Dexter's final season comes after CBS Corp. chief Les Moonves, who oversees corporate sibling Showtime told investors in March that Dexter would end its run this year. Showtime executives had been mum on what the future holds for Dexter, declining to comment on the show's future -- until now.

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"We are absolutely writing it with an end in sight, but if we get told otherwise somewhere along the way, we'll take it in a different direction. But we are definitely working toward the finale of the series. We are indeed, yes," executive producer Scott Buck told The Hollywood Reporter in December following the shocking season seven finale in which Deb killed LaGuerta.

"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,"  Showtime chairman and CEO Matt Blank said in a statement Thursday. "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." 

Showtime will use Dexter -- which was renewed a year ago for seasons seven and eight -- as a launching pad for Ray Donovan, moving up its premiere from fall to summer for the first time come June. Season eight -- which will include the return of Yvonne Strahovski as Hannah -- will bow June 30 on Showtime.

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