Castle Stars React to Shocking Casting News

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Yesterday, fans were stunned as the news broke that ABC has ousted Castle star Stana Katic and costar Tamala Jones from the series - due to cost saving measures - for a possible Castle Season 9.

The shock waves spread throughout social media, as several of the Castle co-stars reacted as follows:

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Starting with Castle creator and one time show runner Andrew W Marlowe who tweeted:

Heartbroken. There are no words. #nmc

Marlowe’s wife and former Castle writer/producer Terri Edda Miller also tweeted to fans:

I second that emotion.

And then...

I loved working with @tamalajones and @Stana_Katic  It was a privilege and we had many unforgettable and great experiences.

Fellow Castle star Nathan Fillion tweeted this earlier today:

Castle has been one of the greatest joys of my creative life, and I hope the show continues on for years to come. Stana has been my partner all this time, and I thank her for creating the character of Beckett who will live on for all of us as one of the greatest police officers on television. I wish her well, and have no doubt she will succeed in everything she pursues. She will be missed. 

Fellow costar Jon Huertas who plays Det. Javier Esposito had a lot to say as he took to Twitter:

To say I’m sad about @Stana_Katic & @tamalajones not coming back even if #Castle returns would be a gross understatement. #blownaway #morose

If there’s a S9 of #Castle, I hope that r fans can see it fit 2 support this unknown incarnation of the show.

And if I’m a part of the cast, I’ll work hard 2 continue 2 keep the integrity of our show intact… #ConsiderThis #400JOBS

And I am gonna miss @Stana_Katic & @tamalajones  who are more than coworkers to me but dear friends.  #Heartbroken

Who knows what ABC has in store at this point.  @seamusdever & I haven’t been asked back yet either… Uh oh. #NothingIsAsitSeemsAnymore

What else is sad???!!!!  That I have to find this out online!!! This is my family! Why couldn’t someone have told me #InADifferentWay ?!

Fellow costar Seamus Dever who plays Det. Kevin Ryan chimed in as well:

Oh man. @Stana_Katic has been a good partner and a good friend for the last eight years. Thank you, Stana.

And @tamalajones is such a good actor. We haven't seen 1/10th of what she can do. Can't wait to see what role she does next.

Seamus’ wife Juliana Dever, who also plays his wife Jenny on the show shared her thoughts as well:

Sad day for the #Castle fam as we know it. @Stana_Katic, you made every episode I joined a huge ball of joy. Love you, my fellow traveler.

.@tamalajones - TY4 delivering my fake baby. You're an incredible woman and I will follow you wherever you may go. Love you, babe. #Castle

Susan Sullivan who plays Martha Rodgers had these encouraging words for her costars:

Surprised and saddened to hear @Stana_Katic @tamalajones are moving to other artistic pursuits change allows growth!

Costar Molly Quinn who plays Alexis had a bit of a different take on the news:

Yesterday was a horrible day. Ya'll're right, I did work with @Stana_Katic and @tamalajones for 8 yrs. I love them. I'm heartbroken.
I have 0 control over what happens @Castle_ABC But if we come back, I promise @NathanFillion will bring all of you a damn fine show.
It'll be different, way way way different, but it is #Castle @NathanFillion IS Castle.

Sunkrish Bala ‏who plays Vikram Singh shared his thoughts as well:

I'm hearing the news with the rest of you. Shocked. Saddened. And SO grateful I got to spend the time with @Stana_Katic that I did. #Castle

Toks Olagundoye who plays Hayley Shipton did not sound pleased with fans reaction towards her due to the news as she tweeted:

Ok. So, I have no control over ANYTHING that happens with the show. I, too am sad, so stop with the harassment 

Stana Katic and Tamala Jones were both class acts as they made statements concerning the news that they were being let go:

Stana’s Statement:

 “I’m very grateful to ABC for giving me the opportunity to be a part of a much beloved show,” adding a “thank you” to the fans.

Tamala Jones ‏tweet:

I just wanted to thank you all @ABCNetwork ,Cast& Crew & CastleFandom.. It's been an amazing ride! Family is what we are & I love u all!!!

As far as how the show may move forward if ABC picks it up for season 9, co-showrunner Alexi Hawley told TVLine that the Season 8 finale airing May 16 ends in a “dynamic” way that allows for “the possibility that maybe the show won’t come back in the same form.”

What do you think Castle fans? Is Molly Quinn right, is Nathan Fillion all Castle needs to go on?

If Castle returns without Caskett will you continue to watch?

Check out our review of Castle Season 8 Episode 18 and if you want to see classic Caskett, you can watch Castle online here at TV Fanatic. 

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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