It is starting to appear as though Friday is really going to be judgment day when it comes to whether or not “Castle” will return for a ninth season on the air, and while nothing has been secured just yet, it does appear as though a renewal is closer to happening than previous.
As first reported by Deadline, Nathan Fillion has secured a deal that would allow him to return for potentially a shortened final season of the show, with the sad news being that this would be without Stana Katic. The report also mentions that Jon Huertas and Seamus Dever are also set to return for another go.
With all of this being said, there are still some other assorted issues to work through, and that includes making the budget set and figuring our precisely if ABC for certain wants to make the move. The reason that they are setting the deadline for tomorrow is because this is the latest that the show can determine how they want to end the eighth season; this in turn will determine whether or not a ninth season is possible.
There are still two more episodes of the show to go, and regardless of what happens, these will be the last ones for Katic in the cast. Given how integral the Kate Beckett character was to the series’ success, it is still extremely hard to fathom the show without her. Rest assured that one way or another, we will have some further news on this subject as soon as it becomes available.