Dexter EP Confirms the End is Near
Recent news coming out of the Showtime camp points to Dexter ending after the current deal for the series ends after 2013′s season 8.
Series Executive Producer Sara Colleton confirmed this to TVGuide explaining, “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.” Last year the series was given a two-season renewal but the consensus seemed to be that after the contract was completed that Showtime would cut star Michael C. Hall another check and let the series run until the money stopped coming in. This, in fact, is part of the reason I stopped watching in the middle of season six when it seemed that the series was content with the idea of continuously rehashing plots and character beats to keep the money train on track. With a definite end date, a seemingly pre-planned ending, and the addition of Yvonne Strahovski, I am likely back on to see the show through.
For spoilery information Colleton let leak about the upcoming seventh season continue below…
In a previous news story I covered the addition of Yvonne Strahovski to the cast in the upcoming season. Apparently either the information available at the time was slightly incorrect or the character was changed since the news leaked. In the same interview Colleton opened up more about the character, explaining that Strahovski will be playing a woman from a small town in Florida. Years earlier, when the character was a young woman, she ran off with an older man who took her on a killing spree (think Juliette Lewis in Natural Born Killers). When the couple was caught Strahovski’s character turned state’s evidence on the boyfriend and when he was thrown in jail for life she decided to start a new life. In the present she has found her way to Miami and will have a run-in with Dexter.
Colleton, who seemed to be in quite the sharing mood, also discussed what will likely be an important plot in the upcoming season(s). A misplaced blood slide at a crime scene will have LaGuerta looking back into the Bay Harbor Butcher case. This revelation will likely lead to another cat and mouse chase between Dexter and Miami Metro Homicide. Hopefully, with the series moving toward the finish line, this time the threat to reveal Dexter will be real.
Those, like me, interested in checking into Dexter this year will be able to catch it starting Sunday, September 30th.