ABC’s ‘Castle’ season 9: Jon Huertas, Molly C. Quinn, and more finalizing deals

Castle -The headlines concerning the ninth season of “Castle” (provided that it comes to fruition) are only starting to build up steam.

While ABC has now officially renewed the show just yet, a report from TVLine that has just come in makes it clear that Jon Huertas (Esposito), Molly C. Quinn (Alexis), Susan Sullivan (Martha), and Toks Olagundoye (Hayley) are all finalizing contract to return. This would mean that other than Stana Katic and Tamala Jones, the remainder of the cast at present (at least in terms of regulars) would return. There’s no real word on the status of Sunkrish Bala (Vikram), but he was more of a recurring player this season.

We have to assume that with all of these negotiations, the odds are high that the show is coming back, even with some of the backlash over the aforementioned exits. Why go through all of this trouble otherwise? We really think that one of the only reasons why a renewal hasn’t been announced yet is because the network wanted to get as many people locked in as possible in advance. Now that they’ve done that, they may be closer to making things official. They need to, given the showrunners need to decide on how they want to end the upcoming May 16 finale. (Two separate endings were done.)

As soon as something is official one way or the other, you better be sure that we’ll have that insight for you soon. If it’s not tomorrow, rest assured that we will at least have a review for you of “Hell to Pay.”

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