Katic’s rep denied any tension, telling A few days later, Us Weekly exclusively revealed even more on-set drama that might have played into Katic’s exit. A lot of people who work on the show don’t like Nathan. I wish her well, and have no doubt she will succeed in everything she pursues.She will be missed.”Earlier this week, ABC released promos for the season 8 finale teasing a tragic ending for Beckett.#Castle BTS 22: I got the word that I booked Beckett on May 4, 2008.That was the beginning of what ended up being a life-changing experience.We are grateful for Stana Katic’s talent and dedication to the series, and we hope to continue our relationship.” On Friday, May 13, after ABC closed the door on season 9, Katic tweeted a handwritten note to Castle fans, cast and crew: “Your devotion to our show has carried us for these unforgettable 8 seasons.I’m lucky to have met and worked with for the lot of you.
She responded to a fan's question, writing, "Proud of all we've accomplished.
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The network also previously issued an official statement on Katic leaving the hit series: “Kate Beckett has been a beloved character on our hit series Castle for the past eight years.
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.