Season eight of Castle is coming to an end. According to Entertainment Weekly, the upcoming season finale of the ABC series will wrap up several story lines.
As we have previously reported, ABC has not announced whether or not Castle‘s been renewed for a ninth season. Additionally, stars Stana Katic and Tamala Jones are leaving at the end of season eight.
Executive producer Terence Paul Winter says the season eight finale will put Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Katic) to the test:
Not only will the season-long mystery of LokSat be wrapped up, but so will the series-long mysteries, enabling the producers to kick off a potential ninth season with a clean slate. As for the finale, “It’s an incredibly dynamic, big, large episode where Castle and Beckett are really tested,” EP Terence Paul Winter says. “They have to call on all their friends — be it Espo, Ryan and Hayley — to help them take down the mysterious LokSat.”
Here’s the official episode description from ABC:
“Crossfire” – With their best lead in hand, Castle and Beckett are ready to take on LokSat. But an unforeseen twist puts their case – and their lives – in jeopardy, on the season finale of “Castle,” MONDAY, MAY 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network.
“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Captain Kate Beckett, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle with Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers. For Season Eight, Toks Olagundoye (“The Neighbors”) joined the series as Hayley.
Guest cast: Sunkrish Bala as Vikram Singh, Kristoffer Polaha as Caleb Brown, Jed Rees as Mr. Flynn.
“Crossfire” was written by Alexi Hawley & Terence Paul Winter and directed by Rob Bowman.
“Castle” is produced by ABC Studios. Executive producers are Terence Paul Winter, Alexi Hawley, Rob Bowman, Rob Hanning and Armyan Bernstein.”
The season eight finale of Castle airs on May 16th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Take a look at photos from the episode:
What do you think? Do you watch Castle? Do you think the series will be renewed?