Back during the fall, there were some rumors out there that “Dexter” season 8 was going to have 16 episodes to it, and many tried to use the start date for the writing staff or rumored production dates as evidence for it. Was this going to be a season that aired in halves like “The Walking Dead,” with the second part airing in the spring? Well, it doesn’t matter since it’s not happening.
In a post on Twitter, series writer Scott Reynolds (also the creator of the wonderful “Dexter Wrap-Up” podcast, which you should vote on for a Shorty Award), confirmed that this season will once again have twelve episodes, which means that it will probably air as per usual in the fall.
As for whether or not this is the final season, that is assumed for the time being … though you have to still also be on the lookout for a possible curveball from Showtime. Remember, the showrunners repeatedly said following the season 7 finale that it was a “Showtime decision” as to whether or not there would be a season 9, and we’re sure that the high ratings as of late will be tempting to the network. While we’re not necessarily opposed to the idea if there is great material, we do like the current trajectory that the show is on right now with the series coming to a hopefully-fitting end later this year. (We should know more about this is two days when Showtime holds a panel at TCA.)
“Dexter” has already begun the casting process for season 8, with two of the characters being prominently looked at being a “Criminal Minds”-esque expert of behavior and a private investigator that could spell some bad news for one Dexter Morgan. Want to know more? All you have to do is head on over to the link here.