Showtime has confirmed that next season -- Season 8 -- will be the final one for "Dexter."
The series, starring Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, has been Showtime's backbone since its debut in 2006. It won a Peabody Award and was nominated for 25 Emmy and 10 Golden Globe Awards.
Hall, who grew up in Raleigh, won a Golden Globe and a SAG award playing the "serial killer with a heart of gold."
"Dexter" has had its up-and-down periods, but last season was a return to greatness, with Dexter's step-sister Deb finally learning his true identity -- and making some surprising adjustments to that new reality.
Hall told Entertainment Weekly that he was happy for the show to get a proper wrap-up: “There has to be an end game. Once Deb found out, it felt like we were moving toward a place where the world as Dexter knew it would end.”
The final season of "Dexter" starts on Showtime on June 30.
Check out the sneak peek of Season 8 just released by Showtime.