Michael C Hall has admitted that the next series of Dexter will probably be the final one.
There has been talk that the eighth season will be the last, with Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS network, already letting slip the news.
The 42-year-old, who has won awards for his portrayal of the vigilante serial killer, said: "I think the thinking is that the eighth season will be the final season of the show."
Michael insisted he would be fine with the show ending, saying: "I'm grateful for having played this character for as long as I have. It's never gotten boring, it's never felt like I'm spinning my wheels. There's always a new challenge, a new dynamic or relationship to consider or try to unfold. I'm very, very indebted to the writers for that."
Leaving his alter ego behind will be "strange", he admitted.
"I think I'll only be able to withhold it in my brain when we've actually finished. It's still cooking, and I'm still in it. But it's been a huge chunk of my life, a huge time in my life both personally and professionally."
He has some suggestions about Dexter's grand finale, and what he'd like to see happen to his alter-ego.
"As far as talking specifically about what's going to happen, those conversations are certainly happening but I'm not going to tell you anything," he said.
"As someone who is a storyteller, I have my sense [of how it will end]. But if I consider myself as Dexter, it's probably a different sense of what should happen. Walking off into the sunset sounds really nice, but I don't know if Dexter will get away with that. We'll see."
:: Dexter continues on Fox on Sunday nights.