Who here wants more Castle? Trick question because it does not matter. We are hearing today that the Nathan Fillion-led dramedy is on the verge of receiving a two-season pickup. That’s right. ABC is so happy with the performance of the show compared to its other hour-long programs that they are opting to ‘vote of confidence’ the series until its seventh season. Official word is yet to come down, but it should by time upfronts roll around. Stay tuned.
Other shows expected to get renewed by ABC are Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, The Middle, Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, and Shark Tank.
Today gives moviegoers a new, international trailer for Joss Whedon’s follow-up to The Avengers titled Much Ado About Nothing. The project is billed as Shakespearean in tone as it stars Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, and many more in this contemporary-set story. Release is set for June 7.
Nathan Fillion is out promoting the return of his ABC series Castle, and last night the man took to Conan where he talked about a number of things. Topics of conversation included his fondness for the iPhone 5, welding, and his zombie apocalypse preparedness. Regarding the iPhone, Fillion dished on how much faster it is now which resulted in a conversation about how everybody needs information instantly nowadays. Continue Reading
In some breaking news on Saturday, it was reported that Slither director James Gunn was Marvel’s guy for the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie. While the man is also known for directing the Rainn Wilson-starrer Super, it is largely considering to bethe former of the two that is responsible for the studio’s interest. Not only did the feature include a very human response to an alien presence, but it did so comically which is big staple of Marvel Studios’ take on the genre. With that in mind, I dove right into the movie for the first time ever to perhaps gain some insight as to what can be expected come 2014.
For those unfamiliar Slither, it is a comedy/horror/action film that stars Nathan Fillion as a small town sheriff named Bill Pardy who ends up being the only thing between a peaceful tomorrow and a full blown zombie apocalypse. There is a bit more to that though as there is a scant love story between his character and Elizabeth Banks’ Starla Grant who happens to be married to the man who becomes the brain behind a zombie horde. Needless to say, keeping her safe is a major priority. Continue Reading
Castle star and Twitter warrior Nathan Fillion was on Jimmy Fallon last night to promote the upcoming season finale of Castle. The actor talked about variety of things ranging from his Canadian roots to a tactic for walking the red carpet. He also talking about his summer plans and took part in a game of Bow and Arrow Shootout with the talk show host. Continue Reading
A new promo is making the rounds from Disney, and there really is no reason for it. With that being said, it is entirely welcomed. The spot puts Castle star Nathan Fillion alongside The Avengers’ Robert Downey, Jr. who are each hocking their respective properties. Perhaps the logic behind this was that both actors previously worked with director Joss Whedon.
Castle may not be breaking network ratings records, but over the past four seasons the Nathan Fillion-lead procedural dramedy has carved out a loyal audience thanks to its endearing ‘will it happen’-relationship between Detective Kate Beckett and novelist Richard Castle. The show illustrates a fantastic staying power that few dramas have acquired as it continually puts out 18-49 demo numbers in excess of 2.0 despite its fading lead-in that is Dancing with the Stars. With that being said, there have been questions about the obligatory conclusion of the romantic tension between the series’ two main characters and whether or not bringing that full circle would be equivocal to ‘jumping the shark.’
This week’s news concerns just that as Castle creator Andrew W. Marlowe shared an inch of his plans for the relationship at Paleyfest. He insisted that the threat of losing its allure will not be a deterrent from ultimately resolving the relationship. Furthermore, the producer went on the record saying that he does indeed know when the duo will finally get together. Marlowe stopped short of saying when that will happen (as that is part of the fun).
Going beyond that, the event also featured a nod to Adam Baldwin’s reunion with Fillion which will come by the end of season four. Baldwin’s character will be that of detective Ethan Slaughter, and the hope many fans have already have is that it will be of the recurring variety. The actor recently came available for a stint on Castle after the series finale of Chuck freed him up contractually. He previously worked with Fillion on Fox’s Firefly as well as the Joss Whedon-directed feature based on the series.