A terrible news seems to have been confirmed high up and all around. Dexter’s next season will, in all probability and certainty be the last, and the end of a murderous amazing era.
The web reports, as below:
After months of contradictions regarding the future of Showtime’s hit series, CBS Corp. president Les Moonves confirmed this week that Dexter will come to an end after season 8. But even with news coming from the top, is there still a chance that everyone’s favorite Dark Passenger could return for season 9?
While speaking at the Access Media, Internet & Telecom Conference in Palm Beach, CBS Corp.’s longtime boss referred to this year’s June premiere of Dexter as the “last season.” Although this news goes against what Showtime president David Nevin has been saying, it does fall in line with what producers of the show have been saying for over a year.
In December 2011, Nevin kicked-off the final season confusion, saying that the show’s writers and producers were already working on a way to bring Dexter to an end in season 8. As we now know, Nevin’s initial comments were a result of an agreement he made with producers to push the final season of Dexter to season 8 instead of season 7, which was the original plan. One month later, Nevin began trumpeting the possibility of a Dexter season 9. It wasn’t until June 2012 that Dexter producers finally weighed in on what’s really happening.
Five months after Nevin’s comments, longtime Dexter executive producer Sara Colleton revealed the fact that, after agreeing with Showtime to delay the final season by a year, the show would absolutely end in season 8:
From the very beginning, when I first started developing the pilot, I always knew it would be a seven-year arc for this series. I feel easily that we can be an eight-year show, but I never want it to get old and stale. I want us to go out on a high and everybody on the show is determined to keep the level of it up to the very end. It’s always wise to know when it’s time to leave the stage before you’re asked to leave the stage.
Pretty much everyone involved with Showtime’s hit serial killer thriller “Dexter” has acknowledged that the upcoming eighth season will be the show’s last. But for some reason, the premium cable network has refused to confirm that the show is coming to an end. Even CBS CEO Les Moonves, never one to pull punches, let the news slip on a recent conference call with investors.
Still, nearly everyone else involved with the show has acknowledged that it’s going to end after Season 8. “Dexter” executive producer Sara Colleton and Michael C. Hall have both said it’s entering its last season.
Reached for a comment by HuffPost TV on Tuesday, Showtime still had no comment on Moonves’ statement or whether Season 8 would in fact be “Dexter’s” last.
Showtime’s refusal to comment on the show’s status, combined with the decision to fast-track “Dexter’s” premiere date to June, has raised questions about whether the premium cable network may be holding some type of trick up its sleeve. In light of the seventh season’s strong ratings, could Nevins be contemplating dragging the show’s conclusion out, or splitting it into two shorter “Breaking Bad”-style final seasons? That’s probably the last thing “Dexter” fans want to hear, but until Showtime confirms the news it can’t be ruled out.