Friday, July 31, 2015

TVLine: Ann Cusack Cast as Mystery Woman With Ties to [Spoiler]

Private Practice alum Ann Cusack has landed a provocative guest-starring role in Castle‘s Season 8 premiere.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the actress will appear in the second half of the two-part season opener as Rita, a member of a top-secret organization who drops into Beckett’s life with a unique set of skills… and an unexpected connection to Castle.
For more visit TVLine.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Deadline: ‘Castle’ Star Stana Katic On What Made Her Stay, “Cosmic” Season 8 And Her Future On The Show & Beyond

It’s back to work day for Castle star Stana Katic, who today begins filming Season 8 of the popular ABC series. It was a busy three-month hiatus for Katic, during which she shot two indie movies, The Rendezvous and Sister Cities, and got married. In addition to playing the female lead opposite Nathan Fillion, Katic has added a new role on Castle as part of her new contract: a producer. In her first interview since signing on for Season 8, Katic talks about the decision to return, provides a glimpse at next season that promises to shake things up under new showrunners Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter, addresses her future on the show and what she would like to do next.

It was a nail-biting few weeks for Castle fans last spring when the contracts of both Fillion and Katic expired. By mid-April, Fillion, who plays Rick Castle, had agreed to a new deal, but Katic’s new pact did not close until hours before ABC was to announce its 2015-2016 schedule in May. Behind the scenes, things weren’t as dramatic, Katic says. “For me it wasn’t necessarily down to the wire,” she says. “I didn’t really start speaking about that until after we had wrapped the (7th) season. A lot of the discussions were happening while I was filming The Rendezvous, so I let my reps handle. It went rather quickly in the end.”

For Katic, signing on for Season 8 was way more than a business decision. “Part of my thought process making the decision whether to do another season was creatively, what would that would look like,” she said. Factoring into the consideration was the fact that Castle creator Andrew Marlowe was leaving the series after Season 7. “He was part of making this character (Kate Beckett) what she’s become, and he has been part of this dialogue about how to create a strong female heroine,” Katic said.

For the full story visit Deadline.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

EW: Walking Dead alum heads to Castle in season 8

Castle is adding another new face for season 8.
The Walking Dead alum Sunkrish Bala has landed a recurring role on the upcoming season, EW has learned. Bala, whose credits also include Shameless, Awkward and Modern Family, will play Vikram Singh, a high-strung tech analyst with a complicated past.
For the full story, and a photo, visit Entertainment Weekly.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

TVLine: Castle Season 8 Adds The Neighbors' Toks Olagundoye as Series Regular

Castle‘s first bit of Season 8 casting is truly out of this world.
Toks Olagundoye, who played the extraterrestrial Jackie Joyner-Kersee on ABC’s The Neighbors, is boarding the network’s Monday-night procedural in the series regular role of Hayley Vargas, TVLine has learned.
For the full story, and a photo, visit TVLine.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ask Ausiello: Season Premiere Title Revealed

Question: Any further word on Castle‘s Season 8 premiere? —Ben
Ausiello: I can confirm that it will be a two-parter, the first of which will be titled “XY” and penned by co-showrunners Terence Paul Winter and Alexi Hawley.

Source: TVLine

Monday, June 29, 2015

Matt's Inside Line: Beckett In Premiere

Is it true that Stana Katic isn’t going to be in the Castle season premiere? –Linda
As I quite eloquently put it, on Twitter, over the weekend: “That is a bunch of hooey.”
Anything new about Castle Season 8? –Rachael
Only that I was alllll wrong about the larger purpose of the new tech analyst dude.
Source: TVLine

Monday, June 22, 2015

Matt's Inside Line: Castle to Spend Time with New Character

Any scoop about Castle Season 8? –Fred
There’s no good way to say this, Fred, so let’s just rip the Band-Aid off and let the Internet take it from there: As Season 8 gets underway, Rick will be spending a lot of time with Hayley. #JustTheMessenger

Source: TVLine