Published: Mon, May 09, 2016
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, and an unusual body

Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, and an unusual body

Per TVLine, Fillion has officially closed a deal to return for Season 9, though ABC itself has until end-of-day on Friday, May the 6th to decide whether or not to pursue the likely-shortened-to-13-episodes final season.

The characters Castle and Beckett may be known for their romantic tension on screen, but off camera there was a different and less-pleasant kind of tension between the actors. ABC is also said to be screening its pilots at the moment, and it would only make sense for the network to see all drama pilots before making a decision.

We do know that female lead Stana Katic will not be back after the May the 16th episode, and that Nathan Fillion is locked in for season nine if it happens.

While Fillion is already signed for season 9, he is not the only returning cast member. At least fans will be relieved to hear that Seamus Dever (detective Kevin Ryan) and Jon Huertas (Detective Javi Esposito) won't be disappearing without a trace any time soon. Katic is joined by Tamala Jones in being confirmed as leaving the show after Season 8.

Another possible reason for the lack of renewal could be the fan backlash to Katic's ouster, but that is something the network brass must have foreseen.

Do you think Castle will be renewed or even better, that it should be renewed?



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