Netflix Scores Entire ‘Dexter’ Series With New CBS/Showtime Deal, Release Date Is Halloween
Netflix announced today that it has entered a new content licensing agreement with CBS, which will bring all eight seasons of the hit serial killer drama Dexter to Netflix’s streaming service.
The first four seasons will become available on Halloween, and the last four seasons will be available on January 1st.
The series finale of Dexter just aired on Showtime a little more than a month ago.
“We’re thrilled to have ‘Dexter,’ one of Showtime’s highest-rated shows on Netflix, and so quickly after it completed its record-breaking run,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “This is one of the great serialized dramas of the past decade and we know our members will enjoy discovering or reliving the twisted world of Dexter Morgan anywhere and anytime they want.”
“We’re excited to expand our relationship with Netflix’s premium service with this groundbreaking Showtime series,” said Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer at CBS. “Showtime has created one of the signature programming brands on television, and this agreement for ‘Dexter’ further demonstrates the value of this content in the marketplace while expanding the show’s passionate fan base to a whole new online audience.”
Dexter will join other Showtime shows in Netflix’s streaming catalog, including: Weeds, United States of Tara, The Tudors, The L Word and Sleeper Cell. Many would no doubt like to see others like Homeland, Shameless, Californication, The Big C and Ray Donovan make their way to the service as well. Perhaps in time.
Dexter will no doubt see significant viewing on Netflix, and will probably find a whole new audience who has never had Showtime.