Plans for the future of Showtime's long-running serial killer drama “Dexter” have been vague as the series heads into its eighth season. But in a discussion with Wall Street analysts, CBS Corp. Chief Executive Les Moonves may have revealed when the series will end.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, a question about coming programming on the CBS-owned channel prompted him to say, “We have 'Ray Donovan' coming on with Liev Schreiber, which comes on with 'Dexter's' last season starting in June...”
Though Showtime is maintaining that nothing has been determined, Moonves' comment seems to confirm what many have suspected: that the time is coming for Miami's favorite serial killer to hang up his knife.
The show's eighth season will debut June 30. Despite its age, “Dexter” continues to do well in the ratings. The finale of its seventh season was its highest-rated episode ever (and the highest-rated scripted episode on Showtime), with 2.75 million viewers.