"Your devotion to our show has carried us for these unforgettable 8 seasons," wrote Katic, who would not have been a part of any potential ninth season. "I'm lucky to have met and worked with and for the lot of you. I will always be grateful. BIG HUG."
Love, S pic.twitter.com/oZUENEj2XQ— Stana Katic (@Stana_Katic) May 13, 2016
ABC announced they were not renewing Castle Thursday night, which means Monday's season finale will double as a series finale. Castle's showrunners had prepared for this decision by creating an alternate ending for the episode that will give a sense of closure, as opposed to leaving fans with a cliffhanger.
It's been a blast, a pleasure and an honor! One of the most fun and fulfilling years of my entire life! I am SO grateful for it ALL😍 #Castle— Toks Olagundoye (@ToksOlagundoye) May 12, 2016
Hollywood's not an easy town. As a cast & crew we were all very lucky 2 have— Jon Huertas (@Jon_Huertas) May 13, 2016
the right chemistry, love & support 2 create a wonderful show...
...that had success in a landscape of network TV where long runs R like unicorns. So thank u 2 the fans for giving me my own personal unicorn!— Jon Huertas (@Jon_Huertas) May 13, 2016
Castle's series finale airs Monday at 10/9c on ABC.