Ausiello: As part of the Season 8 plan to present twentysomething Alexis as “a young woman as opposed to a child,” Rick’s daughter will find an influential new mentor, in Scotland Yard alum-turned-security specialist Hayley Shipton (played by new series regular Toks Olagundoye). “Hayley is going to help Alexis find herself,” says co-showrunner Terence Paul Winter, who sees the two sharing “a different kind of energy” than when Alexis interned for M.E. Lanie. “What we’ve shot with [Alexis and Hayley] together is magic, it really is.”
CASTLE: Jack Coleman Previews Bracken’s Return
Jack Coleman is going to have a busy, busy fall.
In addition to reprising his role of HRG on NBC’s HEROES REBORN, Coleman will also pop back up on ABC’s CASTLE as Senator Bracken — the man Beckett put away for his role in her mother’s murder — for a mysterious early season guest spot.
“He is a link to a deep dark story that is about to unveil itself,” Coleman teased to reporters after the HEROES REBORN TCA panel. “And he is not in a great place, when we revisit Senator Bracken. He’s a long way from the smug guy in the nice suit.”
And, naturally, his story is tied to Beckett’s once again.
“Always involving Beckett, because that’s the mythology,” he said. “I’ve had such a great time working with Stana [Katic (Beckett)]. She’s just a doll. And so is Nathan [Fillion (Castle)], the whole cast: Jon [Huertas (Esposito)] and Seamus [Dever (Ryan)]. [But] Bracken and Beckett are intrinsically linked.”- See more at: http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2015/08/13/castle-jack-coleman-previews-brackens-return/#sthash.ZiIerakA.dpuf