The ultimate sidekick Castle captivated audiences for years — and its abrupt cancelation and alleged on-set drama has stayed with fans since its 2016 end.
The ABC drama teamed up with Richard Castle, the author, to create an unlikely pairing.Nathan Fillion) and Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic). What began as a reluctant partnership between Castle and Beckett evolved into a crime-fighting duo that couldn’t be denied.
Castle supported Beckett (and her team of Javier Esposito) throughout the series.Jon Huertas) and Kevin Ryan (Seamus DeverCastle solves crimes in a unique manner: by telling the stories of victims and murders. Castle’s personal life — including his bond with his mother and daughter — was also a major show highlight.
It was the mystery writer’s love of Beckett, however, that kept many fans tuning for eight seasons. Their undeniable onscreen chemistry, however, couldn’t save the series from going off the air, especially after rumors surfaced that the show’s leads did not get along.
In April 2016, it was reported that Katic would be written off the show in season 8. This was due to budget cuts. “Kate Beckett has been a beloved character on our hit series Castle for the past eight years,” the network said in a statement at the time. “We are grateful for Stana Katic’s talent and dedication to the series, and we hope to continue our relationship.”
A source however said that the source had been informed. Use Weekly that same month that Katic and Fillion’s offscreen tension is what ultimately led to the actress’ departure. “Nathan has been nasty to Stana for a long time,” the insider said in April 2016, while a second source told Us, “It got so out of hand they made Stana and Nathan go to couples counseling together.”
Katic’s rep denied there were any issues with The RookieJust before she confirmed her exit, star. Fillion addressed her departure via Twitter. “Stana has been my partner all this time, and I thank her for creating the character of Beckett who will live on for all of us as one of the greatest police officers on television,” he explained in April 2016. “I wish her well and have no doubt she will succeed in everything she pursues. She will be missed.”
ABC was canceled the next month CastleIt was a surprise to many of its loyal fans. The final episode aired May 2016.
The Absentia actress reflected on her time on the crime drama in March 2019 in celebration of the show’s 10-year premiere anniversary. “Thank you to all of you who ever gave this little show a chance,” Katic captioned a series of Instagram photos from the show. “You let us entertain you & now, ten years later, we’re still feeling the love. #WeRTheLuckyOnes …I hope #Castle will hold a special part in your hearts #Always. #ThankYou.”
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