ABC has pulled the plug on a long-running drama series. Confirming the news about the cancellation of the police procedural “Castle,” the show’s creator and executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe posted a message on Twitter, writing: “To the whole Castle family- our amazing cast, our remarkable crew, our imaginative writers & our wonderful fans, thank you for 8 amzing yrs!”
Deadline.com reports that the episode scheduled to air this Monday, May 16, which had been billed as the season 8 finale, will now be “Castle’s” series finale.
The cancellation comes despite new deals being in place for a ninth season between producer ABC Studios and key cast members including Nathan Fillion, Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas. Two original cast members, Tamala Jones and female lead Stana Katic, got the word last month that they would not be coming back, Deadline notes.
Fillion and Katic both won People’s Choice Awards this year, for Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor and Actress.