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‘Castle’ Shocker: Star Stana Katic Out For Season 9; Tamala Jones Gone Too

Caskett no more. I have learned that ABC is planning a ninth season of the venerable crime procedural without one of its two stars, female lead Stana Katic, who plays Detective Kate Beckett to Nathan Fillion’s writer-turned-PI Rick Castle. It is the main part of a major shakeup on the series, which also includes the departure of fellow original cast member Tamala Jones. Fillion has been in negotiations to return to Castle, which I hear is eyeing a shortened, likely 13-episode, ninth season, at a reduced license fee.

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alycakes1778d ago

Well that sucks, if you're not going to have Beckett or Lanie then just cancel the show.

StarWarsFan1777d ago

Cutting main characters and reducing the season to 13 episodes... What's the point? It's clear they've given up. I would understand one character going, but two? At least don't shorten the season.

WizzroSupreme1777d ago

At this rate, just renew Firefly Hollywood, goddamn it. Fillion's finally gonna have the time now.