Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey, OLTL) stars in the highly anticipated new ABC series “Castle.”
Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey, OLTL) is no stranger to primetime, having maintained a steady stream of primetime gigs since leaving OLTL in 1997. Fillion had a recurring role on “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place” and appeared on such shows as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Miss Match,” and “King of the Hill.” FOX seemed to have been the unofficial network of choice, as the actor has appeared on 3 shows, starring in two of them (“Pasadena,” “Firefly,” and “Drive”). Those shows, though well liked by fans, weren’t the ratings grabbers FOX executives hoped it would be and were subsequently canceled. Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” continued on in the form of the feature film “Serenity.” The actor had a recurring role on the 2007-2008 season of Desperate Housewives as Dr. Adam Mayfair.
In the new series “Castle,” Fillion plays a famous mystery novelist named Richard Castle who comes to work with the NYPD after a real-world copycat killer begins staging murders depicted in his novels. Castle teams up with Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) to help find the killer. According to the synopsis for ABC, Rick and Kate’s styles instantly clash, yet sparks begin to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle steps in to help find the killer. And once that case is solved, he and Beckett build upon their new relationship as they look to solve strange homicides in New York – as much fun as one can have with death & murder.
Castle is kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother, Martha Rodgers (Susan Sullivan, “Dharma and Greg”) and quick-witted teenage daughter Alexis (Molly Quinn, “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”). Also starring in the series are: Ruben Santiago-Hudson (“Law & Order”) as NYPD Captain Roy
Montgomery, Tamala Jones (“Daddy Day Camp”) as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas (“Generation Kill”) as NYPD Detective Tony Esposito and Seamus Dever (“General Hospital”, “Army Wives”) as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.
“Castle” is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe serves as executive producer/creator along with executive producers Armyan Bernstein, Barry Schindel, Rob Bowman and Laurie Zaks. “Castle” premieres Monday, March 9 at 10:00 PM on ABC.
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