'Castle' characters may return on prospective season 2 of ABC's 'Take Two'

'Castle' was canceled post its eighth season, despite having planned a ninth season, but if rumours are to be believed, the main characters could soon make a comeback.

                            'Castle' characters may return on prospective season 2 of ABC's 'Take Two'
Actor Nathan Fillion (Source: Getty Images)

'Castle' fans have had some sad times ever since ABC canceled the show post its eighth season, despite having planned for another season, but looks like some bright news is finally on the horizon. All the fan favourite Castle characters could possibly return to ABC via the network's new crime show, 'Take Two', which again comes from the creator of 'Castle', Andrew W Marlowe, and executive producer Terri Edda Miller.

"We do feel like this show can exist in the same universe as the other show did. There can be that sort of crossover. In an ideal world, we get to catch up with what's happened to some of our folks in the future. We have to get the show off the ground for now," Marlowe told Digital Spy.

In the fifth episode of 'Take Two', a star from 'Castle' does appear, and even though the character appears as a different one in the new show, Marlowe and Miller reportedly wanted to keep it a surprise for fans.

"It was so much fun to have that person join us here. It was so great. We have some delicious crossover ideas that if we are lucky and we do have more episodes in the future, we will try to execute. If we're able to do what we have in mind, it'd be pretty delicious for the fans," Miller shared with the outlet.

Stana Katic (L) and actor Nathan Fillion speak onstage during the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for DCP

Marlowe and Miller had left 'Castle' at the end of the show's seventh season, and even if a prospective ninth season was on the cards, Stana Katic wouldn't have been featured in it as Kate Beckett. But the season never transpired, which leaves the possibility of a crossover featuring Nathan Fillion in the titular role and Katic as Beckett; still, are they going to make an appearance? 

"In our minds, we had a great deal of storytelling left between these two characters," Marlowe said on the topic. "Both of us really love the characters of Castle and Beckett. We like to think of them out there still having adventures and one day in some form or another, it'd be great to revisit that."

Well — all fans can do right now is keep their fingers crossed and hope that 'Take Two' does actually get a second season. It will actually be quite interesting to see Fillion resume his role as the crime-solving mastermind writer — especially after he pulled off a similar stint in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'. Other than that, Fillion's recent appearances have been on 'Santa Clarita Diet', 'Rick and Morty', 'Big Mouth', 'A Series of Unfortunate Events', 'American Housewife' and 'The Rookie'

As for Katic, her most noteworthy post-'Castle' performances on television have been on 'Sister Cities' and 'Absentia'.