Castle will return to ABC on February 1, but the series is surrounded by buzz at this time. Both the ABC powers that be and the men in charge of the current season of the series are wondering what will happen next on the series. Will a ninth season happen?
TV Series Finale reported yesterday that Paul Lee, ABC President, is willing to spin-off Castle if the stars of the series, Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, left the series.
According to Deadline, Alexi Hawley spoke about the future of the series at a TCA’s party on Saturday night. He said:
“This season was a little bit of a transition, getting Castle into the PI office and setting that world up for him to give him that drive. We wanted to wrap up a lot of the threads of different conspiracies, Beckett’s mother’s murder, Castle’s missing time. We wanted by the end of Season 8 to have gotten through all those — hopefully in a compelling and satisfying way — so Season 9 can be more about the case of the week, going back to the fun of solving the case of the week and not have the luggage of past conspiracies.”
Hawley would like the series to continue with the same cast, but he made it clear that the writers need to know what the future of the series so that they can plan the final episodes of this season, Episodes 21 and 22.
“Last year (creator) Andrew Marlowe wrote the finale not knowing if they would come back, and this year we knew we could possibly do the same thing — have a nice conclusion and still set up something we can launch into if there is a season 9. I think going out with a cliffhanger of sorts always helps you when you come back.”
In addition to the planning for season nine, Hawley revealed that all the currently open storylines on the series right now will be closed out by the end of this season eight. That would allow season nine to go back to the “case of the week” format.
Are you a fan of Castle? Is time for the series to end, or do you want to see more? Tell us what you think.
How can I learn the specifics of a prop I saw (a painting) in S6-Ep9?
The painting appears to be a post-modern abstract, dominant colors in the red-orange range, about 4′ X 4′. It is seen in that episode’s scened in the leased apartment.
I will continue to watch season 1-7 on DVD because it was the best show on tv for 7 years. No other show could touch it for drama, laughs and Stana’s (Beckett’s) heart warming smile.
My last posting unless they reinstate Stana
Us UK viewers are 2 episodes behind you in the USA which is good because I’m on holiday ( Sorry on vacation) when the last 2 episodes are shown over here. So I will not see how they kill Beckett off.
I want to remember Beckett as a smart beautiful detective with a wonderful smile not a corpse.
So please don’t post anything about her end Thank you
We can only hope Stana Katic finds another show soon so her fans can continue to watch her, possibly on Fox, NBC or CBS but not ABC they don’t deserve her talent. Good Luck Stana
This is still my favorite show of the week. PLEASE don’t cancel Castle!! And don’t get rid of the characters that we have come to know and love. Leave Castle as is and bring it back!!
Yes. Yes. You’ve got it. So…Castle Fans Unite !! You have nothing to lose but your delusions that celebrity actors are not Prima Donnas. We’ve been betrayed and manipulated. WE forgot that actors act the roles written by writers. WE MUST not forget that writers write characters and plots that please the low-cunning, feral executives of prime time TV programming. We’re angry but it’s over. Our anger may reflect the anger of millions of Castle Fans who never expressed their feelings in writing as we have. But we’re through.
In Britain companies normally sack bullies not the person who’s been bullied , but not in the case of ABC castle Fillion bullies Stana Katic so Stans’s fired totally wrong
Castle without Backett can viewing ratings go below zero? I think they can and will
Stana, Jon and Seamus in a new show called Mrs Castle without silly Nathan’s input.
Viewers rating skyrocket. Or just cancel the show and sack everybody and save a lot cash
Who ever kills Beckett off will kill the show
ABC are making a big mistake
The show may be called castle but without Beckett the show is a no go for me wil not be watching any more
Will it be LokSat or the motorcycle that kill Beckett?