Dexter (R) is an American television crime drama mystery series. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan, a forensic technician specializing in blood spatter pattern analysis for the fictional Miami Metro Police Department, who leads a secret parallel life as a vigilante serial killer, hunting down murderers who have slipped through the cracks of the justice system.
Dexter is extremely cautious and circumspect; he wears gloves and uses plastic-wrapped “kill rooms”, segments the corpses, and disposes of them in the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream to reduce his chances of detection. Dexter struggles to juggle his double life. Although his homicidal tendencies are deeply unflinching, and he originally claims detachment (via narration), throughout the series he strives to feel and in some cases does feel, normal emotions and maintain his appearance as a socially responsible human being.
Dexter received four consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations for Best Drama Series starting in season two. Season four aired its season finale on December 13, 2009, to a record-breaking audience of 2.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched original series episode ever on Showtime at that time. The original broadcast of the series finale—shown at 9 pm on September 22, 2013—drew 2.8 million viewers, the largest overall audience in Showtime’s history.
In October 2020, it was announced that Dexter would return with a 10-episode limited series titled Dexter: New Blood, with Michael C. Hall reprising the title role and Clyde Phillips. It premiered on November 7, 2021. For information regarding other programs please browse our section on how to stream TV shows and movies.
Dexter TV Show Information
- Channel: Showtime
- First Aired: October 1, 2006
- Episode length: 45-60 minutes
- Number of Seasons: 8
- Based on: Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
- Actors: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Velez, David Zayas, James Remar
- Genre: Crime drama, Psychological thriller, Mystery, Dark comedy
How To Watch Dexter
There are several different ways to watch Dexter without cable. This TV show was aired on Showtime. To find which online TV streaming services have Showtime as part of their channel lineup you can read our streaming services review. You can use a streaming service to watch on-demand. If the streaming service has Showtime available you will also gain access to the Showtime Anywhere App allowing you to watch Showtime shows on-demand anytime you want.
It is possible to stream on Amazon Prime Video, Showtime, Showtime Amazon Channel, fuboTV, DIRECTV, Spectrum On Demand or buy it as download on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, and Microsoft Store.
Watch Dexter With fuboTV
FuboTV is a live TV streaming service that airs Dexter. CBS comes standard in most viewing markets on the base channel package which starts at $64.99/mo.. The fubo Starter package contains 105 channels; 3 screens at once, and 250 hours of cloud DVR; Pro has 105 channels, 3 screens at once, 1000 hours of cloud DVR; Elite contains 151 channels, 10 streams at once, and 1000 hours of cloud DVR. It is not available on-demand. A fuboTV subscription will also give you access to the TV everywhere CBS app. To learn more about this service read our fuboTV review.
Watch Dexter With Vudu
Vudu is a video-on-demand streaming service. You can purchase all 7 seasons or individual episodes of this TV show and then watch it on-demand. Pricing is subject to change at any time so please check with Vudu for the latest prices. This is one of the best ways to watch individual episodes that you may have missed and is typically less expensive than buying the DVD or Blu-ray. To learn more about this service read our Vudu review.
Which Devices Stream Dexter
This TV show can be found on just about any streaming device on the market. You can stream on a tablet, smartphone, gaming console, desktop, or a streaming device such as a Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, and more. Here are some of the top devices that can be used to access one of the services that carry Dexter. To learn more click on the icons below or read our best streaming device reviews.
Stream Dexter Using A VPN
Dexter can be streamed using a VPN. A VPN can unlock content from services such as Netflix. You can also use a VPN to bypass blackout restrictions and geo-blocking. A VPN will increase your online security and protect your online devices. This is very useful in the United States but is even more useful internationally. By using a VPN you can view this TV show while in another country. Not every VPN is created equally so we have chosen a few that we believe to be the best VPNs to pair with streaming services such as: ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and CyberGhost VPN.