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?

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  1. Nerwen Aldarion says:

    Can’t wait!

  2. Hann says:

    This is going to be great! Can’t wait!!!

  3. Ruck says:

    He’ll always be John Doe to me.

  4. melissa says:

    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?

  5. Aileen says:

    YEAH!!! Can’t wait to see this episode. Now only if Wentworth Miller will come to TV. A girl can dream LOL

  6. Michael says:

    He looks like a doll in that picture O_O

  7. SnazzyO says:

    Link back in action. Woot!

  8. Kate says:

    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.

  9. Jennifer says:

    I love that they wrote Creepy Beckett into rehab. That’s hilarious and awesome.

  10. tvfan says:

    I’m a little bummed that we won’t see “Creepy Beckett” during this episode, but I still can’t wait to see it!

  11. Cas says:

    I miss Linc so much!!! It will be nice to see Dom back on TV!!

  12. MC says:

    Forget Purcell, I wan’t to see Beckett and Castle hit the beach so I can see Kate wearing a bikini!!!!

  13. Leithen says:

    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…

  14. Laura says:

    Sad that Natalie won’t be there, but this is good that they snagged another high-profile guest star!!

  15. v says:

    Cant wait! im happy that the prison break crew lives on.

  16. star says:

    Can’t wait to see Dominic again-he is so awesome!He needs to get out more!

  17. Joe B. says:

    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.

  18. Ryan says:

    Natalie needs to be in sex rehab not drink or drugs rehab

  19. chandler nordin says:

    When does it come out and what is castle nabs?ima only ganna watch it cuz of percell