Oh, Dexter. You corrected yourself early on in season seven, but descended back into your wild “anything goes” attitude, ending on an explosive note that felt like an organic direction. I’m just not sure if I liked the execution of the dramatic turns you made. And now you might have one more season to make things right. Maybe.
It appears not even showrunner Scott Buck knows if Dexter will conclude next season or not. Vulture sat down with the man to get a progress report on season eight and he said, next season “might be the last. That hasn’t been announced yet. We’ve been picked up for one more season, but whether that is the last one or not has not yet been determined.”
Currently, that unknown factor is not going to influence how the writing of season eight plays out. “I think we’ll still do relatively the same season one way or another because we have some very big stories that are leaning towards Dexter’s end, but whether it leads to the actual finale or not, well…”
Asked if he knows how Dexter will end: “Oh, absolutely, I know how it ends. But whether it’s this season or the next season or further down the line will remain to be determined.” He then added, “Dexter is a serial killer and serial killers only end in so many ways, and none of those ways seem to be particularly happy or encouraging. I think if we’re true to who Dexter is, we’re not going to end with Dexter walking off into the sunset.”