Netflix Gets 'America’s Favorite' Serial Killer28 Oct, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
CBS licenses all eight seasons of Showtime Networks’ ‘Dexter,” starring Golden Globe-winning Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter
Netflix and CBS Corp. Oct. 28 said they have signed a content license agreement for all eight seasons of Showtime Networks’ “Dexter,” starring Golden Globe-winning Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, among others. The first four seasons will be available to stream beginning Oct. 31. The remaining seasons of the shuttered series will be available Jan. 1, 2014.
“Dexter,” which tells the story of Dexter Morgan, a Miami forensics expert who spends his days solving crimes and nights committing them, ended its run after eight seasons. Per CBS policy, past seasons of the show only became available for subscription video-on-demand when they no longer were available on network TV.
The series heretofore has only been available on Netflix on disc.
“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,” Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix, said in a statement.
Scott Koondel, chief corporate content licensing officer with CBS, said the agreement underscores the importance of the streaming market.
“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,” Koondel said.