Castle Exclusive: ABC Launches RichardCastle.Net
Nathan Fillion, Castle
ABC has launched RichardCastle.net, a website dedicated to the work of the fictional author played by Nathan Fillion on Castle. The site features a homepage news feed of the author's adventures, a bibliography of his works, both in and out of print, and a biography that will be updated as the character's life changes on-screen.
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The new site gets a nifty little plug in Monday's episode, "The Dead Pool," in which Castle gives a young protégé (Lie to Me's Brendan Hines) some tips on how to turn real police work into thrilling fiction.
This is the latest branding experiment ABC has tried with Castle. The network has already teamed with Hyperion Books to publish two novels — Heat Wave and Naked Heat — that parallel Castle's work with Detective Beckett (Stana Katic), the inspiration for the author's heroine Nikki Heat. (Both books are available for purchase on the new website.) A third book, Heat Rises, is due in September.
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The site will be frequently updated with videos and features. Users will also eventually be able to submit questions, which "Castle" will answer.
Castle airs Mondays at 10/9c on ABC.