ABC officially canceled long-running drama Castle after eight seasons on Thursday, May 12, but many wondered about the fate of the show after the network announced the departure of its leading lady Stana Katic and her onscreen BFF Tamala Jones back on April 18.The day after the news of Katic’s exit broke, Us Weekly exclusively reported the actress (who plays NYPD Captain Kate Beckett) and longtime costar Nathan Fillion (who plays mystery novelist Richard Castle) had been having major friction behind the scenes for years.“Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion completely despise each other,” a source told Us.LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Actress Stana Katic attends The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live on January 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.Fresh allegations were levied against the actor on Wednesday with a source telling Us Weekly that the on set friction between the two was so bad, the Canadian actress would retreat to her dressing room in tears.They also panicked when Katic hinted on Twitter about a potential series finale of the show when season seven ends.She responded to a fan's question, writing, "Proud of all we've accomplished.Fans of TV show Castle were shocked to learn Monday that Katic was not being invited back for a possible ninth season of the crime dramedy in which her character, NYPD Captain Kate Beckett is married to mystery writer Richard Castle, played by Fillion.Moving on: Katic starred in the crime dramedy as NYPD Captain Kate Beckett, who is married to mystery writer Richard Castle, played by Fillion.
I’m lucky to have met and worked with for the lot of you.
Farewell message: Fillion, 45, pictured at a Hollywood premiere on April 12, is said to be in talks for a ninth season of Castle.
In a statement via Twitter, he wished his former co-star well and said she would be missed She encouraged fans to keep watching despite her departure: 'If there is a season nine, I would love for the fans to continue to watch because I've been a fan the whole time I've been on the show.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Castle’ Star Nathan Fillion ‘Had Nightmares’ After Taping Scene With Real Spiders It was revealed that Stana and her long-time co-star, Nathan Fillion, didn’t get along and Dish Nation has exclusively learned all the behind-the-scenes details that may have led to the demise of the show. “It wasn’t one thing in particular that caused the rift, it was just that over time Stana’s star rose and Nathan felt he was being upstaged because he considered himself the star of the show,” the insider said.
“She and Nathan – who plays her husband Richard Castle — have not been getting along for a few years now, even though in the beginning they became fast friends and it was even rumored they were dating.” This year again for the second time, Stana and Nathan hardly ever worked together — per their request. “As her popularity increased, she was given pay raises, and she even got a new dressing room equal to his.