Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Stana Katic kept it classy while walking the red carpet at The Los Angeles Philharmonic Opening Night Concert And Gala on Tuesday (September 30) held at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. She looks absolutely stunning, doesn’t she? You can check out 48 medium quality photos of Stana at the gala in our photo gallery. Enjoy!
Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > Sep 30: The Los Angeles Philharmonic Opening Night Concert And Gala
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Hey everybody! I just uploaded our photo gallery with 4 high quality episode stills of Stana from season 7, episode 2, titled ‘Montreal.’ You can also check out a short press release for the episode below. Enjoy!
“Montreal” – While the team investigates the murder of a toy company CEO, Castle uncovers a lead to his mysterious disappearance, launching him into a dangerous investigation of his own, on “Castle,” MONDAY, OCTOBER 6 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Penny Johnson Jerald as NYPD Captain Victoria Gates, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.
Guest Cast: Matt Letscher as Jenkins, Maya Stojan as Tory Ellis, Lilli Birdsell as Samantha Williger, Gina Ravera as Marsha Stoller, and Brian Tichnell as Matt Monroe.
“Montreal” was written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed by Alrick Riley.
“Castle” > Season 7 > Episode Stills > 7×02 – Montreal
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Hey everybody! I just updated our photo gallery with 1,291 high definition screen captures of Stana from last nights season seven premiere of “Castle.” What did you guys think of the episode? Leave a comment or tweet us to share your thoughts. If you haven’t seen the promo for next weeks all new episode, you can check it out here. Enjoy!
Castle > Season 7 > Screen Captures > 7×01 – Driven
Monday, September 29, 2014
Hey everybody! Check out the promo for next weeks all new episode of “Castle.” High definition screen captures of tonight’s season seven premiere will be up in the photo gallery sometime tonight. Enjoy and keep checking back for more updates!
“Montreal” – Castle may be back home and back on the case. But the one thing that’s not back is his memory!
Monday, September 29, 2014
That wailing and gnashing of teeth you might have heard back in May? It was probably coming from a very vocal group of Castle fans who were up in arms about the ABC drama’s Season 6 finale.
After spending months teasing and promising the wedding between mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), the writers made a sharp turn in the closing moments of the finale, which ended with Beckett running from the wedding site to the scene of an accident where Castle’s Mercedes was engulfed in flames. Many fans’ anger burned just as hot, as they revolted against the cliff-hanger they believed was nothing more than a cheap stall tactic.
Executive producer David Amann is aware of the fan reaction and simply hopes that viewers will give Season 7 a shot before making up their minds. “We would all ask for their patience and indulgence for the first couple of episodes, just so they can see where we’re going,” Amann, who is taking over the daily showruner responsibilities from creator Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com. “We’re not in any way planning to use what happened in the season finale to wedge Castle and Beckett apart. I think the audience can expect the relationship to continue to grow and for them to get closer together.”
So what exactly happened to Castle? And once that mystery is solved, will viewers finally get to see the wedding they were robbed of previously? Read on for seven teases from Season 7.
1. The transition of behind-the-scenes power won’t change the show. Although Amann is taking on more responsibility this season, that decision has nothing to do with how last season ended. Instead, Marlowe will focus more energy on developing new projects for the network. “It’s not a radical shift,” Marlowe says. “It’s really giving him more responsibility and more opportunity. We’re really excited about it, mostly because we’ve been working so well for the past several years.” Adds Amann: “Andrew’s going to continue to be very much involved. We’re not interested in changing the direction of the show. We’re going to continue to make the same show we’ve been making and just do it better.”
2. The new season is all about Castle. Even though you might expect as much given the show’s title, many could argue that Castle’s past six seasons have focused more on exploring and unfolding Beckett’s character than they have on the titular mystery writer. That was one of the reasons for ending Season 6 on such a cliff-hanger, which the producers believe will open up new stories for their hero. “It’s something we’ve been wanting to do with his character for a while,” Amann says. “The show has dealt very nicely with the Beckett mythology dealing with her mother’s murder. When that was closed off at the end of last season, we knew there was an opportunity to create another mythology or go deeper and explore Castle’s character in a way that didn’t conflict with what was going on with Beckett. In other words, we were conscious about not wanting to have dueling mythologies on the show. ”
Adds Marlowe: “We kind of all knew who Castle was. He’s this fun guy, but we’ve been planting seeds along the way. What we want to do now is start puling back a couple layers. Why does he do what does? Why is he interested in murder? What has gone on in his past? What made him who he is? These are rich questions we haven’t really explored because we just enjoy spending time with him. Now that we’ve resolved the Beckett stuff, it’s time to turn our spotlight on him.”
3. But some of what we learn about Castle will be troubling. It doesn’t take long for Beckett, Esposito (Jon Huertas) and Ryan (Seamus Dever) to learn that Castle wasn’t actually in the car when it caught fire. But tracking him down will be no easy task — and the clues along the way will make everyone close to Castle wonder how well they really know him. Fortunately, Beckett’s doubts are only temporary. “Things that are going to come to light that are going to be unsettling for Beckett,” Amann teases. “She wrestles with it but I think ultimately she knows who he is, trusts who he is, loves who he is and that allows her to not be completely thrown by the revelations that might come out. They’re committed to each other. I don’t think what happened to Castle is going to disrupt the trajectory of that relationship, at least not in the long term.”
4. Don’t expect an immediate resolution. You may be shocked by just how long it takes Beckett & Co. to crack this case. And although the premiere episode returns the show to some sort of stasis, the real mysteries of who crashed Castle’s car and why remain unsolved until Episode 2. “After the second episode, the audience will have some but not all of the answers of what exactly is going on,” Amann says. But, of course, that won’t be end of this story. “The effects of what has happened to Castle will re-emerge and reassert themselves later in the season,” Amann says. “In the early run, he comes away with enough answers that he doesn’t have to chase down the rest of them right away. But that won’t last and he will ultimately want to get to a more complete truth.”
5. We can tell you who’s not involved. While there are plenty of fan theories surrounding past baddies 3XK and newly incarcerated Sen. Bracken being involved in Castle’s accident, those ongoing threats are not at the forefront for now. (Ditto Castle’s mysterious spy father Jackson Hunt (James Brolin)…. we think. “The mythology we’re getting into is going to go past all that into some new territory,” Amann says. “Those are all fair game, but it’s not going to be what the opening of the season is about.”
6. The show will eventually return to business as usual. Beyond Episode 2, the show will settle into some of its lighter case-of-the-week fare. One early case features a killer with inexplicable paranormal characteristics, and another will send Castle and Beckett into a second grade classroom, à laKindergarten Cop, to find a witness to a murder. This season will also explore Ryan’s status as a new father. But there is also some darkness ahead: Expect one thriller episode about a killer who communicates through social media and, later in the season, a case that puts Esposito in very close proximity to a murder suspect.
7. Will there ever be a wedding? Even though this speedbump won’t prove fatal for Castle and Beckett’s relationship, it will slow things down a bit. “I don’t think anybody could be expected to just pick up where they left off,” Amann says. “Having said that, the Beckett-Castle relationship has faced a lot of challenges, and this is one that they will overcome.” Does that mean viewers will finally get to see the couple make it down the aisle this season? “I think that it is very possible,” Amann says.
Castle premieres Monday at 10/9c on ABC.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Hey everybody! To celebrate the season seven premiere of “Castle” airing tonight, I have uploaded 5 high quality episode stills of Stana from the season premiere, as well as 3 high quality posters as well. I hope you enjoy the photos and keep checking back for screen captures and more from tonight’s premiere. Enjoy!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
ABC’s Castle won’t unveil its Season 7 premiere until Monday, Sept. 29, but TVLine just caught an early showing of the much-anticipated hour.
To help tide the rest of you over (and more importantly, add fuel to all those theory-building fires), I jotted down a few non-spoilery thoughts about the intense, even twistier-than-expected episode, which was penned by new showrunner David Amann. Take a look:
• The cold open, which picks up immediately where the finale left off, is gorgeously directed by Rob Bowman, as Kate processes the ghastly scene before her, fights tooth and nail to get a closer look and, at first, can only believe the very worst.
• All told, the first seven minutes (leading up to the first commercial break) are quite frenetic. Real edge-of-your-seat, no-coming-up-for-air stuff.
• Bracken, 3XK and a third blast from the past all get name-checked as Kate takes stock of her and Rick’s assorted enemies.
• Rick is first seen about one-third of the way into the episode — and in a most unexpected context.
• Someone at one point is made to wonder about the missing groom, “Maybe there’s a secret side to the man nobody knows?”
• Someone at one point is made to wonder if Rick perhaps had last-minute “misgivings” about marrying Kate.
• Among the guest stars, Jon Lindstrom (General Hospital) plays an FBI agent who makes Kate at least consider a harsh reality, while Matt Letscher (Scandal) plays someone with information that throws the investigation into a peculiar new direction. (And before everyone asks, yes, Tory is in the episode.)
• Make no mistake, the best-selling novelist’s vanishing does make headlines. Lots of ‘em.
• As first reported by TVLine, there is a decent-sized time jump about midway through the premiere.
• Dueling theories about what transpired (and who may have had a hand in it) will put Esposito and Ryan at odds.
• Whomever is behind this mystery is deduced to have “unlimited resources” at his or her disposal.
• There’s a long-lost Derrick Storm novel…?
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
TVLine has learned exclusively that on the heels of a drama-filled opening salvo of Season 7 episodes, ABC’s Castle will lighten things up with an “alternate reality” escapade that poses the provocative question: What if Rick and Kate had never met?
The specifics of what tees up this season’s reality-twisting sixth episode are under wraps, but series regular Jon Huertas, who plays Detective Javier Esposito, says it his favorite installment of the upcoming run.
Seeing as the season opens with the mystery of Rick’s “death” and what really happened to him, uncorking a new piece of mythology along the way, “The first couple [episodes] can’t bring too much comedy,” Huertas tells TVLine. “But this ‘alternate universe’ is classic Castle, where you mix a great procedural crime with comedy.”
Huertas says the hour will imagine “a completely different world” where all of the major characters exist, but in rejiggered ways. “It was a lot of fun, getting into that script and seeing how we might all be a bit different,” he shares. “It’s a really fun episode, and people are really going to enjoy it. It’s one of those episodes where you have to laugh.”
Alternate reality episodes of course are nothing new to TV — ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy itself has employed the narrative device twice, The Big Bang Theory last winter contemplated Sheldon’s non-existence and, going back further, Friends, Buffy and Felicity are among the many that have staged “What If” episodes. And then you have one of my favorites, Star Trek‘s “Mirror, Mirror.” (“In every revolution, there is one man with a vision!”) Still, I would posit that “alt reality” outings are never not entertaining, and sometimes even illuminating.
What are your predictions for Castle‘s own “alt reality” hour? What if Kate Beckett had never turned to mystery novelist Richard Castle to help solve a string of murders that aped his novels?