Nathan Fillion On Board for Castle Season 8 as Series Showrunner Departs

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Nathan Fillion has officially signed on for Castle Season 8. No word from ABC on whether or not they’ll actually be renewing the series for an eighth season, but if they do, they’ll be moving forward without showrunner David Amann. Maybe original showrunner Andrew Marlowe will take the reins again? Doesn’t look likely, according to Entertainment Weekly:

This is the second Castle showrunner shakeup within the past year. Last June, Amann replaced series creator Andrew Marlowe as showrunner. There’s no word yet on who will replace Amann, but we’re hearing there’s a search underway for a new lead writer-producer (and that Marlowe is not expected to come back). Amann has suggested to fans that this season will end in a cliffhanger, but the biggest mystery might be who’s going to replace him. 


EW goes on to mention that the show’s ratings haven’t been so hot as of late, which isn’t all that uncommon for a show reaching its twilight years. Still, many fans feel Castle has taken a definite dip in quality in recent seasons. Maybe a new showrunner is exactly what this series needs to shake things up.

Or maybe they should just re-dub it ‘The Nathan Fillion Variety Hour’ and let Fillion do whatever he wants. Lord knows I’d tune it for that sexiness.

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