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Netflix to start streaming first 4 seasons of 'Dexter' on Halloween

Oct. 28, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The first four seasons of the Miami drama series "Dexter" will be available for streaming on Netflix Thursday, the subscription entertainment service said.

Netflix and CBS Corp. announced their new content licensing agreement regarding the show Monday.

Seasons 5-8 of the serial-killer series will become available for streaming Jan. 1.

Starring Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall, "Dexter" is about a forensics expert who spends his days solving crimes and nights committing them.

"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," Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, said in a statement. "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," said Scott Koondel, chief corporate content licensing officer for CBS Corp. "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."

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