“Castle has been one of the greatest joys of my creative life, and I hope the show continues on for years to come. Stana has been my partner all this time, and I thank her for creating the character of Beckett who will live on for all of us as one of the greatest police officers on television. I wish her well, and have no doubt she will succeed in everything she pursues. She will be missed,” Nathan wrote on his Twitter account.
Castle has not yet been renewed for a ninth season, but it is expected to return. Stana had signed a one-year contract extension, but ABC decided not to renew.