Castle fans are excited about the upcoming Season 8. There has been a lot of speculation about the season ahead, especially after the exit of Captain Victoria Gates at the end of Castle Season 7. The exit of Penny Johnson Jerald shocked fans of the ABC series.
Many fans wondered if Gates’ departure meant a promotion for Beckett was in the works. With so much fan speculation, the new men in charge decided to reveal the future of Beckett before the Castle Season 8 premiere in the fall.
According to TV Line, Alexi Hawley revealed at the TCAs earlier this week that Beckett would indeed become the next captain. The move was made to “shake things up.” At some point, Beckett might run for office, but for now, she will remain in the precinct.
The promotion will cause some problems for the couple, though. Beckett and Castle have always investigated cases side by side. With Beckett in charge, that will change. Hawley revealed more about the problems the couple will face.
“The important thing to say about [Rick and Kate] is that the show has always been and will always be about their love affair. But we’re looking to add some drama to it, some spark to it. We’re going to have fun. It’s going to be emotional at times, it will be romantic… It will be everything.”
There is another big change in the works. Castle’s daughter will grow up in a big way. TV Line shared a spoiler about Alexis that showed off her new hair and teased that Castle’s daughter may be having a “little sex in the city” during Castle Season 8. Molly Quinn showed off her new shorter hair on her Twitter last month.
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As for Castle, many fans have also worried about a new addition to the cast having an impact on Castle and Beckett’s relationship. However, Entertainment Weekly shared a spoiler on Friday that should clear up those concerns in a big way.
“Just to reassure fans, Hayley Shipton (Toks Olagundoye) will not come between Castle and Beckett. ‘For us, her character was never meant to be competition,’ co-showrunner Alexi Hawley tells EW. ‘She’s a strong, powerful, beautiful, independent woman and she adds a flavor of that into the show, but is not — in any way shape or form — competition for Beckett.’ However, ‘She has a very different perspective on how she attacks cases different from Beckett, which is going to create some fun tension,’ adds fellow co-showrunner Terence Paul Winter.”
It does sound like the new men in charge want to give Castle some new energy in Season 8. They are bringing their own ideas to the table. Fans will have to tune in to find out what happens next for Castle and Beckett.
Castle will return to ABC on September 21.