December 5th, 2011
05:08 PM ET
Serial killer drama “Dexter” has been renewed for two more seasons, but that could be all fans will get out of the series.
Showtime president David Nevins has told Entertainment Weekly that while this could change, "everybody is operating under [the] assumption" that seasons 7 and 8 will constitute the end of “Dexter.”
Additionally, a storyline is already being crafted to be carried out during those next two seasons.
"There’s things that are going to happen [this season] that will set up a very clear endgame that will take two seasons to tell," Nevins told EW on Thursday.
“Coming back for two more years gives us clarity about how and when it will go out,” the TV exec explained.
Nevins developed and produced the hit show “Friday Night Lights,” and said that a similar timeline helped end the series successfully.
“Having that definitiveness always helps,” he noted. “We were able to plot very clearly. It’s rare to have that degree of certainty.”
Seasons 7 and 8 will include the standard 12 episodes. Catch season 6 on Sundays at 9 p.m. on Showtime.
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