Exclusive: Castle Nabs Prison Break's Dominic Purcell for a Hollywood Murder Mystery

It promises to be lights, camera, and a lot of action when the crimesolvers of ABC’s Castle head for the (Hollywood) Hills in an episode shooting this week and set to air in the spring.

In fact, once Rick and Kate land in L.A., they will have the intimidating likes of Prison Break toughie Dominic Purcell with which to contend, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Though Purcell has been pursued by many yet never nailed down for a guest-starring gig ever since his run as Prison Break‘s Linc ended, Castle landed the actor for a high-stakes episode in which a murder investigation leads Castle and Beckett to Los Angeles. There, Purcell will play a  Hollywood businessman who may have a connection to the killing.

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Fun fact: Castle‘s West Coast road trip originally had Rick and Kate also crossing paths with actress Natalie Rhodes as she lenses the movie version of Heat Wave. But with Laura Prepon busy shooting an NBC pilot (in which she plays a younger Chelsea Handler), the “big-screen Beckett” instead will be MIA, and for a timely, Charlie Sheen-like reason: She’s in rehab.

But back to Purcell. Which of my fellow Prison Break fans is excited to see the big guy back on the small screen?



Comments (20)

  • Can’t wait!

    Comment by Nerwen Aldarion – March 20, 2011 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is going to be great! Can’t wait!!!

    Comment by Hann – March 20, 2011 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He’ll always be John Doe to me.

    Comment by Ruck – March 20, 2011 05:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! I thought I was the only one that still remembered that show.

      Comment by Ashley – March 21, 2011 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ahhhh Linc! That’s awesome.

    “Though Purcell has been pursued by many yet never nailed down for a guest-starring gig ever since his run as Prison Break‘s Linc ended…” – wait, why doesn’t Dominic want to guest-star on shows?

    Comment by melissa – March 20, 2011 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YEAH!!! Can’t wait to see this episode. Now only if Wentworth Miller will come to TV. A girl can dream LOL

    Comment by Aileen – March 20, 2011 05:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He looks like a doll in that picture O_O

    Comment by Michael – March 20, 2011 05:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Link back in action. Woot!

    Comment by SnazzyO – March 20, 2011 06:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Too bad Laura Prepon won’t be there. Poor Natalie Rhodes, I really liked her, I hope she can straighten herself up.

    But still, there’s Dominic Purcell. Not to be sneezed at.

    Comment by Kate – March 20, 2011 06:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love that they wrote Creepy Beckett into rehab. That’s hilarious and awesome.

    Comment by Jennifer – March 20, 2011 06:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m a little bummed that we won’t see “Creepy Beckett” during this episode, but I still can’t wait to see it!

    Comment by tvfan – March 20, 2011 08:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I miss Linc so much!!! It will be nice to see Dom back on TV!!

    Comment by Cas – March 20, 2011 09:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Forget Purcell, I wan’t to see Beckett and Castle hit the beach so I can see Kate wearing a bikini!!!!

    Comment by MC – March 21, 2011 07:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I find Castle reminds me a lot of the great shows of the 70s and 80s, I hope it continues to do so by including a “California” montage. You know, the requisite driving a convertible down PCH in no real physical proximity to the supposed events of the episode, just to prove they’re in California, and the weather is better than where you are scene. (Although not the last few days. Rain Central out there).

    And of course, they’ll go with the tried and true “What do you mean, there’s only one room?” hotel scene. An oldie but a goodie…and well, cliched and trite, but whatever…

    Comment by Leithen – March 21, 2011 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sad that Natalie won’t be there, but this is good that they snagged another high-profile guest star!!

    Comment by Laura – March 21, 2011 08:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cant wait! im happy that the prison break crew lives on.

    Comment by v – March 21, 2011 08:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait to see Dominic again-he is so awesome!He needs to get out more!

    Comment by star – March 21, 2011 04:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He is one of two reasons to watch Blade: Trinity (the other being Ry Reynolds, and of course the subliminal anti-tax messages Snipes had embedded). Hottest vampire I’ve seen on film.

    Comment by Joe B. – March 21, 2011 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Natalie needs to be in sex rehab not drink or drugs rehab

    Comment by Ryan – March 21, 2011 07:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When does it come out and what is castle nabs?ima only ganna watch it cuz of percell

    Comment by chandler nordin – October 10, 2011 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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