So long, "Dexter" — it's been nice watching you dispatch the bad guys.
Showtime confirmed Thursday that the upcoming season of its vigilante serial-killer drama will be the last. The premiere of Season 8 is scheduled for June 30.
The series stars Michael C. Hall as the title character, a troubled forensics investigator who goes to elaborate lengths to torture and kill people he thinks deserve it.
The show helped establish Showtime as a serious contender in original programming after years of laboring in the shadows of HBO.
"When it debuted in 2006, 'Dexter' redefined the genre by taking the anti-hero to new heights and pushing the boundaries of the television landscape," Matthew C. Blank, chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks, wrote in a statement. " 'Dexter' paved the way for the next generation of award-winning hit Showtime series, and its cultural impact will be felt for years to come."
The network announced the series finale news on the show's Facebook page and also dropped a teaser reel on YouTube.
What do you think of "Dexter"? Will you watch the final season?