Yes, the executive producers for “Castle” have heard plenty of the discussion about whether or not season 8 is going to be the end of the road for them. With that being said, that doesn’t mean that they in the slightest want the show to end.
Speaking to TVLine, Terence Paul Winter comments that much like show creator Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller wrote the season 8 finale to potentially be a series finale, he and Alexi Hawley are planning the same thing:
“Andrew and Terri wrote it as if it was the series finale, and there’s a very good chance that we’ll most likely be doing that here. We hope to come back for Season 9, but we have to act as if [we might not].”
We’re going to get more into the renewal odds of “Castle” in an article series next month, but for the time being what we’ll say is that we can certainly see a scenario in which the show does come back, even if the ratings are not that great and Nathan Fillion / Stana Katic don’t come cheap anymore. Let’s put it it like this: Other than Thursday nights, can you name a single night where ABC has their primetime lineup really together? You can argue maybe Fridays, but there are clear holes on Sunday and Tuesday, “Nashville” is struggling on Wednesday, and the new shows coming up may not be able to feel the void.
Ultimately, what we’re trying to say here is that “Castle” could end up getting another batch of episodes just to fill a spot in the schedule with something consistent. We’d personally like to know when the show is ending long in advance, mostly so that the time can be taken to craft a proper conclusion.
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