With ratings dipping and an audience that’s growing older, Castle might have its days numbered. Knowing this, showrunners Terence Paul Winter and Alexi Hawley have already worked out a season finale that could also be the series finale if the show isn’t renewed.
“We hope to come back for Season 9, but we have to act as if [we might not],” Hawley and Winter recently explained.
Another hurdle facing the show is that Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion’s contracts still need to be renewed for a potential season 9. But , the showrunners aren’t letting these challenges get in the way of putting together the best episodes they can for the remainder of the season. “Our plan is just to tell a satisfying story and try to wrap up the season in an exciting way,” they told TVLine.
New episodes of Castle return Feb.1 The show has also resumed filming after their holiday hiatus. Filming is scheduled to take place at 849 S Broadway and 850 S Hill St, Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 5.