Dexter nears renewal

Dexter fans will be thrilled to learn that the bloody series is close to securing a sixth season from Showtime… which is usually TV-speak for the deal is done but there is some detail to be sorted.

In 2008, Showtime renewed it for two seasons, but with key talent deals to be renegotiated before the show’s seventh season, just one is the hot tip.

Any renewal will be a relief given there have been two murders said to have been enacted by avid viewers of the show. That’s the sort of news that can make actors decide to call it quits.

The fifth series is currently airing on Showcase.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


  1. Season 5 has definately been a slow burner but its been brilliant; I hope this show continues for many more seasons; time seems to be running out for Dexter but as long as they can continue to have brilliant writing I want the show on board; I’m a fan of TV shows but I can admit when it is time to wrap things up; Dexter isn’t at that point in its life yet.

  2. LOS ANGELES, CA — (December 6, 2010) — As season five of Showtime’s top-rated drama series Dexter, starring Emmy®-nominated and Golden Globe® award-winning actor Michael C. Hall, heads toward another powerful, suspense-filled finale on Sunday, December 12th at 9 PM ET/PT, the network has renewed the series for a sixth season. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks. Season 6’s episodes will go into production next spring in Los Angeles.

    “Dexter is the best suspense drama on television,” said Nevins. “To grow its audience so significantly in its fifth season is an enormous accomplishment by this amazing cast and crew. This is the easiest decision I’ve made since I got to Showtime.”

    One of the most acclaimed series on television, Dexterreceived seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations this year, including Outstanding Television Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Michael C. Hall and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for John Lithgow, which Lithgow won. Additionally, director Steve Shill won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. The series has received numerous Golden Globe nominations, as well as a prestigious Peabody Award in 2008 and was twice named one of AFI’s top ten television series.

    Via spoilertv

  3. As much as I love this show I think next season should be the last. The way this season has played out I don’t know how they will go past season 6 given the developments that have occured.

  4. Although this season has been rather lacklustre and unbelievable from a logic point of view, I still enjoy the moments when Dexter unleashes his ‘dark passenger’ personality. Good to see it’s coming back next season and can’t wait for the final two eps in the next ten days.

  5. Michael C Hall is the only truely key talent in Dexter. Dexter could so easily go on the run, and leave all the others behind.. well, except Harry maybe.

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