TV News: DEXTER Season 8 Gets New Blood...

Written by Kris Heys Thursday, 24 January 2013

TV News


While UK audiences wait patiently for Dexter season 7 to premiere on FOX (formerly FXUK), over in the US they’re already gearing up for 8, which was recently pulled forward by four months and will now debut June 30th.

Details of the season (which all involved are now reluctant to call the last) are slowly starting to emerge, with the announcement of two new cast members. Melancholia’s Charlotte Rampling will play Dr. Evelyn Vogel, “a neuro-psychiatrist who specializes in working with young psychopaths and profiling criminals in unorthodox ways,” says EW, who broke the news of her casting. The other new addition is Young Indiana Jones himself (no, not Shia LaBeouf, don’t panic), Sean Patrick Flanery. He’ll be portraying cop-turned Private Investigator James Elroy. Both parts are rumoured to be key roles in the series. 

If you’ve seen season 7 in its entirety then you’ll know the show got back on track in a major way after the slightly weaker sixth season, with certain storylines (the Hannah Mackay arc in particular) really sign-posting some finality ahead. Showrunner Scott Buck claims the end-game has been mapped out, but should Showtime demand another season his writers have a contingency plan in place. Hmmm. While we do love the show, it would be good for its legacy to let the writers execute their original plan and finish it with season eight – there’s nothing worse than a show treading water.

Oh, and before we go, here's a really rubbish teaser trailer for season 8 that contains zero new footage (understandable since they've not shot a frame yet), but we thought it might as well whack it in here anyway for completes sake...

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DEXTER returns to US screens June 30th. Season 7 will finally air in the UK on FOX February 24th.

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0 #5 Dickie Armour 2013-06-01 07:41
Check out the Fox TV UK Facebook page.

Season 8 airs in UK on July 7th!!!! :)
0 #4 Paul Mount 2013-03-01 23:33
Hi Laura,

I suspect you've been watching season 7, episode 1.
0 #3 laura 2013-03-01 20:44
Hello....we just watch season 8 Episode 1 on sky on demand in Ireland. But how come all sites say Season 8 not out until june 30th????
0 #2 Kris Heys 2013-01-24 21:33
The problem is that they've been banging on about season 8 being the last for over a year now, a ninth would 'only' be for monetary reasons, forced on Scott Buck and co. by a greedy network. Sure they can make it work, but the prospect of them jettisoning their original season 8 arc does make me nervous.
0 #1 Paul Mount 2013-01-24 21:01
I reckon they could stretch Dexter out to a ninth season without compromising its integrity too much. They've rarely dropped the ball so far, after all.

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