Castle Season 9 has been cancelled but there is still a possibility for a Castle spinoff that will reportedly focus on Stana Katic?s character, Kate Beckett. Will Nathan Fillion be joining the spinoff as well?
Although there is no official confirmation yet about the spinoff, ABC is seriously considering it. A statement from former ABC Entertainment president, Paul Lee, initially sparked these Castle spinoff speculations. He told TV Guide, ?We?d love for ?Castle? to keep going for many years to come. There are a lot of conversations going on about how we can do that.? Lee said this after the announcement of the show?s cancellation which was rumored to be because of lead stars Katic and Fillion?s feud.
According to Parent Herald, Lee is a big fan of the show and he has been instrumental in keeping the series on air for the last eight seasons. But since he already left his position, it might be more difficult to push through with the Castle spinoff, though there is still a chance.
Fans were dismayed by the announcement of the series? cancellation but they continue to hope for a spinoff. They are even open to the possibility of a spinoff that would focus on other characters aside from Castle and Beckett, such as Detective Kevin Ryan played by Seamus Dever. Though, a lot of fans still want Beckett to be the focus of the Castle spinoff since there is still a lot to explore on her character.
Meanwhile, Morning News USA reports that a spinoff for the series will be impossible without Katic as her character was somewhat responsible for their steady ratings. There is no confirmation yet if Fillion will be joining the new installment if ever it pushes through.
When Katic announced her departure, she expressed her gratitude via Twitter, to the fans, cast and crew. ?Your devotion to our show has carried us for these unforgettable 8 seasons,? she wrote. ?I?m lucky to have met and worked with and for the lot of you. I will always be grateful.?
Do you think ABC will push through with a Castle spinoff? Will Katic?s character be the main focus? Which characters would you like to see more of?
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