With Nathan Fillion signed up and ABC searching for a new showrunner to replace the departed David Amann, Castle‘s Season 8 prospects have taken a boost.
But could the show continue without the other half of its star duo?
TVWise reports that while ABC want the entire cast back, there’s room to continue without Stana Katic (who has yet to sign a new deal), with an ABC Studios source stating that the Season 7 finale cliffhanger “leaves us in an interesting place,” so much so that “anything could happen.”
As for how much longer Castle could continue if ABC does rubber stamp an eighth season, the site reports that a series end date is on the horizon, with the network also looking to restart development on a Castle spin-off with Fillion involved in some capacity.
Whether that’s as an exec producer or a guest star remains to be seen.