Monday, May 16, 2016

Oh, no! ABC Cancels Castle

ABC has canceled Castle. I am so totally bummed! The show was supposed to return next season without Stana Katic (Kate Beckett) and under a revised format, but, alas, that is not to be.

I’m sure most writers loved this program, not only because the main character, Richard Castle, played by Nathan Fillion, pens murder mysteries, but because of the comedic nature of the very well-written scripts. Richard Castle consults with the NYPD, where he met his wife, Captain Beckett.  When investigating the scenes of crimes, his bullet-proof vest doesn’t say “Police”; it says, “Writer.” These little touches and Fillion’s campy portrayal of Richard Castle make for a very entertaining show.

On the other hand, Fillion tweeted that he hoped casting agents wouldn’t think that’s the only way he can act and that they would realize how versatile he is. Let’s hope they do. I know that as much as I will miss his portrayal of Richard Castle, I am looking forward to what he is going to do next.