UNITED STATES - Everyone's favourite serial killer - and one of TV's most famous anti-heroes - is finally bidding viewers goodbye.
Dexter, the title murderercum- blood splatter analyst featured in the hit series of the same name, will leave the goggle box this year after both creeping out and charming audiences for the past seven seasons.
And American actor Michael C. Hall, who plays the title role, is having mixed feelings after wrapping up production for the eighth and final season of the show.
Speaking to Life! over the telephone from Los Angeles, the 42-year-old sounds slightly worn out, but also earnest and refreshingly straightforward during the 40-minute interview.
"It's the last season and I'm looking forward to seeing how people respond.
But I'm feeling very tired and I'm probably sleeping more deeply now than I was before. I feel a great sense of sadness, but also a sense of pride and collective accomplishment.
"I feel like this is only the beginning of my decompression process."
It is easy to understand why Hall would feel a little stretched by the role, which earned him a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in 2010.