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Dexter renewed for two more seasons

Dexter: Season 5

Story by Jack Foley

EVERYONE’S favourite serial killer, Dexter, will return for at least two more seasons.

Showtime announced that the Michael C. Hall drama will return for seventh and eighth season runs of 12-episodes with production on the seventh season set to commence next year in Los Angeles.

The serial killer series continues to be in rude health. Season six, which began in the US in October, averaged 5.1 million viewers and was the highest-rated season to date.

Announcing the news, David Nevins, president of entertainment at Showtime, said: “Dexter‘s enormous success is a real tribute to the great achievements of its cast, producers, and the powerhouse performance of Michael C. Hall.

“The series is bigger than it’s ever been in its sixth season, both in terms of audience and its impact on the cultural landscape. Together with Michael, the creative team on the show has a very clear sense of where they intend to take the show over the next two seasons and, as a huge fan, I’m excited to watch the story of Dexter Morgan play out.

“On behalf of the entire Dexter family, we relish the invitation to delve ever deeper into Dexter’s world.”

It has not yet been reported whether the next two seasons will mark the show’s last but thus far the cast remains intact with Michael C Hall being joined by fellow show regulars Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas and James Remar.

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