So basically, ABC fired one of the leads. Insanity. I know the show is called ‘Castle’ but I think a lot of the reason it became such a hit was/is the dynamic relationship between Nathan Fillion’s ‘Castle’ and Stana’s ‘Beckett’. This is disappointing.
As reported Monday morning, the ABC series is not asking either Katic or Jones to return in the fall, in the event of renewal, as an apparent means to cut costs. “We are grateful for Stana Katic’s talent and dedication to the series and we hope to continue our relationship,” the network said of Katic’s exit. Beckett’s portrayer meanwhile said in a statement, “I’m very grateful to ABC for giving me the opportunity to be a part of a much beloved show,” adding a “thank you” to the fans.
There are no details at this early stage on how Castle plans to write out one of its two main characters, though co-showrunner Alexi Hawley told TVLine that the Season 8 finale airing May 16 ends in a “dynamic” way that allows for “the possibility that maybe the show won’t come back in the same form.
Yeah, IF it comes back for season 9. One look at twitter and you’ll see it’s trending, and people are NOT happy with this casting shakeup.