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Just in time for the scariest day of the year, one of television’s most iconic serial killers makes his way to the streaming service Netflix. CBS and Netflix have announced that all eight seasons of the Showtime drama will become available by January 2014 with the first four seasons hitting the internet Thursday, October 31. With this deal, Netflix will hold exclusive internet VOD rights (though it will remain available to Showtime subscribers on Showtime On Demand and Showtime Anytime) while CBS will also sell syndication rights for television to a potential cable network.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer said in a statement, “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. 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.”
This is for sure a great get for Netflix, the show’s audience kept growing as the series progressed, regardless of its dwindling critical success. With its recent disappointing series finale still fresh on our minds, it should be fun to revisit the serial killer drama’s glory days and remember what it was like to enjoy his creepy, psychopathic maneuverings.