It's official - Showtime's favorite serial killer will no longer be wrapping his victims in plastic and pushing a knife through their sternums. "Dexter" will end its run this summer after eight seasons on the air.
Many have wondered if Dexter Morgan will meet an untimely end when the series concludes.
Michael C. Hall, who plays the titular character, is also an executive producer and director. He told EW.com: "I've been an advocate for having a dialogue with the writers and getting a sense of how to best bring this story home - not wrap everything up with a tidy bow, but find some sort of conclusion. There has to be an end game."
The final season premieres this June and will wrap up in July.
Hall commented: "I don't imagine I'll jump right back into something... I look forward to finding out what life feels like without Dexter."
Executive producer Sara Colleton told TV Guide magazine: "We know where it's going to end. 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."
At the end of season seven, Dexter's sister Debra shockingly shot police captain Maria LaGuerta after she proved at last that Dexter was a serial killer.
"Dexter" debuted in 2006 and over the course of seven seasons garnered 25 Emmy and 10 Golden Globe award nominations.
In an interesting side note, Hall and co-star Jennifer Carpenter (who plays Debra), fell in love, got married and divorced. They continued to work together despite their romantic personal struggles.