Castle and Beckett return with vigour
When viewers first met Richard Castle — a famous mystery novelist and divorced father raising his teenage daughter, while being kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother — he was creatively blocked.
But when the NYPD questioned him in connection with a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books, Castle found inspiration in NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, a bright and aggressive homicide detective with a fascination for odd and offbeat cases stemming from the years-old unsolved murder of her own mother. Though they instantly clashed, sparks of another sort began to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle stepped in to help find the copycat killer. Once that initial case was solved, Castle and Beckett continued to investigate strange homicides in New York, combining Castle’s writer intuition and Beckett’s creative detective work.
CASTLE (Season 1, 2, 3 & 4 ) ***** If you are looking for first-rate entertainment that is fun, funny, and filled with tons of adventure and mind-boggling murder mystery, this great series from creator Andrew Marlowe (who also serves as executive producer/writer and delivers a clever script), is a must for fans of The Rockford Files and Moonlighting. Nathan Fillion is superb as a wildly famous mystery novelist who is bored with his own success until he teams up with the equally brilliant Stana Katic, a hard-headed NYPD Detective. When this heavenly but unlikely couple clash, sparks of another sort also 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 on their new relationship as they look to solve more strange homicides in New York – as much fun as one can have with death and murder. The bonus features on all fouyr seasons are superb and highly entertaining. Highlights include a glimpse into the mind of mystery ‘Godfather” Stephen J. Cannell (Season 1), On location with Nathan (Season 2) Castle goes to Hollywood (Season 3) and Castle Goes Radio and an indepth look at the stunts (Season 4)
Then, after four seasons of “will they” or “won’t they”, Castle and Beckett finally gave into their feelings towards each other in the much anticipated season finale. The Season Five premiere episode picks up the morning after, with Castle & Beckett facing new questions about their relationship. Was this a one-time thing? Are they a couple? Will this change their professional relationship? And how much can they afford to reveal to their NYPD co-workers? The fun and conflict escalate as the crime-solving dynamic duo navigate a whole new chapter in their lives.
Also with Beckett as his muse, Castle has penned a series of bestselling novels featuring Nikki Heat, a tough, sexy and professional NYPD homicide detective, and resurrected Derrick Storm-the main character of his first set of books-in a series of original eBook shorts published by Hyperion. Castle will release his fourth thriller featuring Nikki Heat, Frozen Heat (September 11, 2012) this fall. The previous three mysteries in the Heat series-Heat Wave (September 2009), Naked Heat (September 2010) and Heat Rises (September 2011)-all spent multiple consecutive weeks on the New York Times and USA Today bestsellers lists. In addition, Castle’s Derrick Storm eBook short series-A Brewing Storm (May 2012), A Raging Storm (July 2012) and A Bloody Storm (August 2012)-all debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list.
In addition, for the new season, a second graphic novel from Marvel Entertainment – Castle: Richard Castle’s Storm Season — will be available this October, written by Brian Michael Bendis (“Avengers”) and Kelly Sue DeConnick (“Captain America”). The first graphic novel, Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm, also by written by Brian Michael Bendis and Kelly Sue DeConnick, debuted in September 2011. Both graphic novels will be on sale in comic shops, the Marvel Comics app, iBookstore, Nook Bookstore and everywhere books are sold on October 10, 2012.
Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan, Penny Johnson Jerald as NYPD Captain Victoria Gates, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle with Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers.
It offers non-stop viewing that is thrilling, funny, and filled with lost of unexpected surprises. In addition, it has many exciting bonus features that includes audio commentaries, deleted scenes, and a wonderful tour behind the scenes.
Andrew Marlowe is the show’s creator/executive producer, along with executive producers Rob Bowman, David Amann, Laurie Zaks and Armyan Bernstein.