Showtime’s just-concluded serial killer drama “Dexter” is coming to Netflix this Halloween in a deal announced Monday with CBS Corp.
Beginning Thursday, the first four seasons will be available to watch instantly. Seasons 5 though 8 will begin on Jan. 1.
The series stars Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, a Miami forensics expert and serial killer who preys on other killers.
“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 Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix. “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,” added Scott Koondel, chief corporate content licensing officer for CBS Corporation. “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.”