Showtime Pulling the Plug on Long-Running Series

Jun 27, 2012  •  Post A Comment

The end is in sight for a series that has been a fixture on pay-cable network Showtime. The executive producer confirms that “Dexter” will wrap up after season eight, TVGuide.com reports.

In an interview mainly focused on plot developments and lineup changes for the show’s upcoming seventh season, exec producer Sara Colleton was asked “Since the show has been renewed for two more seasons, is this definitely the end?”

Her reply left no doubt: “This was definite. We wanted to end it this year, but the network convinced us that it would be best to do it in two years. In some ways, this is a two-season series-ender. We have worked that out and know where it’s going to end. Next year will definitely be the last year of Dexter. Absolutely.”

She went on to clarify that the finale has yet to be written, but the creators have it figured out. "We don’t know what the final scene is, but we know where [the show is] going. We know now exactly how it’s going to end.”

Colleton also said: “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.”

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