Julie Gonzalo

Veronica Mars alum Julie Gonzalo is headed to Castle, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Gonzalo, 28, will play a high school friend of Kate Beckett's (Stana Katic), according to Entertainment Weekly. Her character is a restaurateur who becomes involved in the investigation into the murder of a former contestant on a Top Chef-like reality show.

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The episode is slated to air sometime in May.

Gonzalo was most recently seen on Eli Stone and will next star in the NBC TV movie Day One.