Showtime has closed a deal with “Dexter” star Michael C. Hall, effectively renewing the dark-drama for two more seasons!

After lengthy negotiations, “Dexter” will now officially run to its 8th season as Showtime has inked Hall down for two more years. Each season will consist of 12 episodes, with production on Season 7 slated to begin next year in Los Angeles.

This is obviously a no brainer as “this past week, Dexter inched up again in the ratings for a fifth consecutive week, delivering 1.99 million viewers (2.61 million for the night)” According to Deadline, it was “the show’s largest audience since the sixth season premiere. Season-to-date, the dark drama averages 5.12 million viewers per week on all platforms.”

“Dexter‘s enormous success is a real tribute to the great achievements of its cast, producers, and the powerhouse performance of Michael C. Hall,” Showtime entertainment president David Nevins said.

“The series is bigger than it’s ever been in its sixth season, both in terms of audience and its impact on the cultural landscape.”

Source: Deadline