America's favorite serial killer just got a little more serial, and less likely of getting caught any time soon.
Showtime announced today that it has renewed Dexter
for seasons 7 and 8.
Star Michael C. Hall has also signed on as part of the renewal. "On behalf of the entire Dexter
family, we relish the invitation to delve ever deeper into Dexter's world," said Hall after today's announcement.
The renewal isn't exactly surprising, given ratings for season
6, currently airing on Showtime to an average of over 5 million viewers each week. It's
the network's highest-rated Dexter
season yet, despite increasing critical and fan feedback that it may soon be time for the killer to get caught. Or at least to reveal his secret to someone who won't immediately end up dead. Might we suggest his long-suffering, insufferably clueless sister Deb?
Don't hold your breath for a capture or a big reveal, but at least Dexter
's writers and producers now have plenty of time to plan where the series will head next, no doubt with big-name guest stars (with targets on their backs) in tow. According to Showtime Entertainment president David Nevins, the Dexter
creative team "has a very clear sense of where
they intend to take the show over the next two seasons." Any guesses -- or hopes -- for where Dexter will go next? Check out sneak peeks for the next Dexter episode, "Sin of Omission," here.(Image courtesy of Showtime)