After securing the talents of the show’s star, Showtime has renewed a drama series for two more years, reports Deadline.com.
The series is “Dexter,” starring Michael C. Hall. The renewal will extend the show’s run to eight seasons. Hall and Showtime also wrapped up a new two-year deal.
In a statement, Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins 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.”
Hall, who stars as the title character and is executive producing the show with John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck and Manny Coto, also commented on the new agreement, saying, “On behalf of the entire ‘Dexter’ family, we relish the invitation to delve ever deeper into Dexter’s world.”
The two new seasons will consist of 12 episodes each. Season seven will begin shooting in Los Angeles in 2012.