Wednesday, May 20, 2015

TVLine: Castle Season 8 Without Beckett Would Have Been 'Fundamentally Different,' Says New Showrunner

As TVLine wondered in our most recent 20-ish Questions column: Had Castle‘s Stana Katic not re-signed for Season 8 (as she did barely a week ago), what would the ABC drama possibly have looked like moving forward?
As luck would have it, we had opportunity to pose that very question to Alexi Hawley, who is returning to Castle as co-showrunner, alongside fellow series vet Terence Paul Winter.
“There’s always a Plan B,” Hawley said when asked if there was in place a means to abruptly write out Detective Kate Beckett, who as Season 7 closed was pondering both her professional (a run for state senate?) and personal futures. “But it would’ve been a fundamentally different show, and that would’ve been quite a mountain to climb.”
For the full story visit TVLine.

Ask Ausiello: Stana Katic to appear in ALL Season 8 Episodes

Stana Katic’s new one-year Castle deal has her appearing in all of Season 8’s 22 or 23 episodes. In case you were wondering.

Source: TVLine

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Stana Katic Officially Returning for Season 8

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Stana Katic has officially signed a new contract and will return for another season of Castle.

TV Line
Entertainment Weekly
Variety
Deadline Hollywood
Hollywood Reporter

Friday, May 8, 2015

THR: 'Castle' Sets New Showrunners for Season 8

ABC's Castle is firming up its newly ordered eighth season. 
Castle veteran Terence Paul Winter has been tapped to replace David Amann as showrunner on the procedural, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. 
The producer, whose credits include All of Us, has been with the series for more than 125 episodes, serving as a producer, supervising producer and co-producer before rising to executive producer.

UPDATE:

Castle veteran Terence Paul Winter and The Following's Alexi Hawley been tapped to replace David Amann and will serve as co-showrunners on the procedural, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. 
For the full story visit The Hollywood Reporter.

Confirmed by TVLine here and here.

EW's Spoiler Room: Beckett's Future

I’m so glad that Castle has been renewed, but what about Stana Katic? Will she return next season? — Brynn 
I hear they’re still in negotiations on that front. As for Beckett in the finale, she’ll be supporting Castle on the case that brings up those traumatic childhood memories, but she’ll also have some stuff to deal with in terms of her career. “Beckett has been looking for something more,” executive producer Terri Miller says. “So she’s presented with those options and she’s going to have to make a decision about what she’s going to do based on those options that come to her.” In other words, while Castle remembers the past, Beckett will have to choose her future.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

7x23 - Hollander's Woods (Season Finale) - Sneak Peek

Source: Stana Katic ES