Dexter Season 8 Length, New Characters, Time Slot. The eighth and final season of Dexter will be the normal length of any other Dexter season, 12 episodes long. In the new season, like almost every other season before it, Dexter will introduce two new characters. Character descriptions for two of those characters have been released.
First up is Dr. Evelyn Vogel, a formidable and whip smart neuro-psychiatrist in her late 50s who assists the law in profiling criminals (like, perhaps, the one who murdered LaGuerta?).
The show is also on the hunt for a 40ish actor to play Jacob Elroy, a handsome and straightforward former cop who now owns his own private eye business. Our guess: Angel (or maybe Tom?) hires him to find out who killed his ex-wife.
Season eight of Dexter will not air during its normal monthly schedule.
Dexter and Homeland, which aired back to back in fall the past two years, will separate, so the network can use them as launching pads to introduce two new dramas.
Homeland, the Emmy-winning best drama, will remain in the fall, returning for a third season in September. But Dexter, the serial-killer series starring Michael C. Hall, will air its eighth and final season this summer. It will be followed by Ray Donovan [Ray Donovan (2012): Season 1 TV show trailer], a new drama starring Liev Schreiber as a Los Angeles “fixer” to the rich and powerful. Jon Voight and Elliott Gould also star.
Homeland’s new companion is Masters of Sex, a fictionalized biography of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, that stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan.
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