By now everyone who hasn't been staying under a rock in the past couple of days knows that Castle got canceled by ABC.
Some people are quite happy with the cancellation, while others started petitions to keep the show on the air.
We are very sad our favorite show will end, but are very hopeful that it will end with an ending it deserves.
We did hope the writers, producers, directors, and actors would have known the faith of the show earlier, or even better like Bones, got a final season to round everything up. But we have to do with what we got.
Now Monday 5/16/16 at 11PM an era will end. 8 seasons of following Richard Castle, Kate Beckett, and their story in finding each other, while overcoming many different obstacles, and solving murders in the mean time. The 8 seasons of Castle had everything what you can hope for in a TV show. But Castle is more than a TV show. Way more. Many friendships were formed, even at least one wedding (my own) can be credited to Castle. Without Castle I probably never met my wife. Maybe there are even Castle children out there?
And although there were definitely some hostilities in the fandom, I know Castle was/is responsible for many, many fun hours, for getting through rough Mondays, for overcoming difficulties in lives, for helping many people out because of all the money raised for charities by fans, for expressing artistic talents, saving lives, and much much more.
That is why I want to thank all the cast, the crew, the guest stars, and anyone who ever worked on an episode for all their hard work they put in the show, with or without realizing that they changed people's lives forever. Thank you so much!
And of course I want to thank you, Castle fan. Without you there wouldn't be so many seasons, novels, graphic novels, art, fan fics, and merchandise out there. Without you this community wouldn't be there. Thank you for being part of this amazing thing for the past years.
With Crossfire, the last chapter of Castle the TV show will be written Monday evening. (If there will be more novels or graphic novels, we don't know, but we hope so). But when we close the book after the last chapter of Castle, we can open a new book, continue our lives, and look back on all the great moments that the show gave us, and probably still will bring us in the future. And for always.
What will happen with this site and its accounts, I don't know yet. If you've any suggestions, please let me know. For now I want to thank Lindsey, Angie, and everyone who contributed to this site in any way. It was a genuine pleasure!
- Johan Wolfs