Castle to Host Firefly Reunion With Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin

Firefly fans, rejoice: Mal and Jayne are coming together again — on ABC’s Castle.

In his first post-Chuck gig, Adam Baldwin will be reunited with his former sci-fi series co-star Nathan Fillion on the hit ABC drama.

As first reported by TV Guide Magazine, Baldwin will guest-star in a spring episode of Castle as a “rough-and-tumble” detective named Ethan Slaughter. (John Casey would approve, no?)

Slaughter is said to show Castle a dirtier side of law enforcement, one that gives him a new, dangerous perspective on future cases that will ultimately put the mystery writer in harm’s way by season’s end.

Baldwin and Fillion also starred together in Firefly‘s 2005 big-screen foray, Serenity.

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    • Annie says:

      Pretty much my words exactly. Between this and Nimoy on BBT, I may implode at some point over the next several weeks. If so, I’ll die happy.

  1. christa says:

    oh my oh my oh my!!!! i cant wait!!!!!

  2. Lila says:

    This news totally makes my day. So glad it is finally happening.

  3. Alyssa says:

    Best news in the ‘verse! Con’t stop the signal!

  4. Tessa says:


    Seriously this news just made my entire week.

  5. TrulyRoxie says:

    I echo Adrienne’s sentiments: SHINY!

  6. raven says:

    Oh yeah, this is just about the best casting news ever, and it put an enormous smile on my face, but…could we have Summer Glau on Castle too?

  7. Nerwen Aldarion says:

    No power in the verse can stop my excitement!!!!!

  8. Browncoat says:

    Shun-sheng duh gao-wahn! Can’t believe this is finally happening!!!!!

    • Browncoatno2 says:

      Yeah its like Gao yang jong duh goo yang (Motherless Goats of All Motherless Goats) Best news ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Kim says:

    Dear Castle Powers That Be,

    Find a way to keep Adam!



  10. Ali says:

    Yay! let the fun begin. These two play off each other so well. I cannot wait until Adam lands a full-time gig again. I miss seeing him light up my tv screen each week.

  11. Alyssa P says:

    Can’t stop the Serenity :)

    Thank you, Castle TPTB for FINALLY doing this. So pumped :)

  12. Mari M. says:

    I swear my heart skipped a beat =D=D

    now, if only they started talking about bringing Jewel, Alan, Sean, Morena…
    well, girl can dream…

  13. Les Ismore says:

    What does this make the producers of Castle?
    Big Damn Heroes, that’s what!

  14. Jayne fan says:

    I’ll be in my bunk…

  15. The Nameless One says:

    It’s about time they got someone from Firefly on the show. I expect multiple references. And honestly, it doesn’t really matter what they do, my ridiculous amount of love for Firefly will make me love the episode one way or another.

  16. tim says:

    Sweet – that will be cool.

  17. Ella says:


  18. Krissi G says:

    1 down 4 to go… :))

  19. Other Meredith says:

    Yay!!!! I love Castle, I loved Firefly, and I already miss having Adam Baldwin on my tv every week. High five, internet!

  20. TJCrinc says:

    Unleash The Casey!

  21. kevin says:

    Respectfully, I hate to mention but Baldwin has been the kiss of death to TV shows ( except CHUCK ) .

    –Angel ( after one season in a season where it was at a creative high)
    –Firefly ( creatively a great show 1 season)
    –X-files ( at the end of season7 introduced-season 8 was the shows final)

    sorry… just a joke , but you can’t help noticing a trend.

    • dfsf says:

      You realise, the same can be said (and was said) about Nathan Fillion?

    • Bug says:

      You realize that Adam played Colonel Dixon in Season 7 of a show that went on through 10 full seasons AND had subsequent TV movies, right? Hardly the “Kiss of Death” if it happens 3+ years later. (Not to mention this very minor character appeared in at least 3 tie-in books.)

      Same could be said for Rohrer. 9 seasons of the X files (not the 8 commented above) and we all know damned well it was doomed before season 8 & 9 even aired.

      Yes, Adam has mentioned this “curse” on numerous occasions himself (so you’re hardly the first the point it out)…but with the success of Chuck (in no small part due to Adam, IMHO) I feel confident in saying that this jinx has been broken.

      Yay for the guest spot, but I’m hoping for something more permanent to see Adam on my TV weekly.

      • kevin says:

        I did not know he mentioned this too, which makes it funnier to me.

        I could’ve been clearer, I meant to address some of the squealing fans that think he should be a reg on Castle. ( which as much I like the guy…h’e doesn’t really fit the show IMO )

    • Dash says:

      You realize that Angel was cancelled prior to his casting right? I am fairly sure that he didn’t start until a couple of episodes after the cancellation notice went out.

      • Kevin says:


        Adam was on the show before then . he was on the show by mid season, and fans were calling to save the show based on the strengths of the show at point. He had been CAST well before that.

        I like the guy as an actor, I made an joke and observation. calm down abit buys.

  22. Lex says:

    Jayne is a girl’s name.

  23. jennifer says:

    Longtime Castle fan myself & absolutely loved Firefly. It should be lots of fun! Adam and Mal ,er, I mean Nathan together again. Yes, there have been references to Firefly before( such as the Halloween episode) but finally a Firefly member is actually on the show. Hopefully,in the future we will also get Jewel, Summer,and,so on and so forth. I’m greedy:I want everyone back with Mal. Thank you.

  24. K W says:

    Woohoo, sweet serenity! I’m looking forward to it! :D

  25. jennifer says:

    *sorry, I meant a Firefly member besides Nathan of course*

  26. Tor says:

    Browncoats, UNITE!! Our mission – Watch. This. Episode! Let’s reward whoever arranged for this reunion. Hopefully the increase in viewers results in Adam sticking around for a while.

  27. Mikaylah says:

    WHOO!! Love this news. Firefly fan FOREVER. :)

  28. Tusk says:

    Sah-weet :D

  29. localboy says:

    You can’t stop the signal…


  30. Rachel says:

    I just made the weirdest noise
    I’m so excited :D I’ve been waiting for this for ages. I hope they put loads of firefly references in that episode, too. Next I hope either Summer Glau or Alan Tudyk guest stars

  31. Philippa Chapman says:

    About frakking time!!

    Really stoked about this!!!

  32. Pepper says:

    YAY! I’m gonna watch my first ever Castle episode! Off to wikipedia to catch up!

  33. Shane says:

    This sounds like the PERFECT opportunity for a Castle spinoff!

  34. jennifer says:

    Is it sinful to feel this good? If so-I don’t care-even if: As Mal himself would say:”I’M GOING TO THAT “SPECIAL HELL”

  35. kay says:


    Hope to hear that Jewel is next to guest star!

  36. Vannesa says:

    WOO HOO…great news. Hopefully the other firefly castmates will make appearances as well. ;) :D Can’t wait to watch this episode. :D

  37. Bella says:

    I can hardly wait! I hope he’s a recurring character.

  38. Kristina says:

    YES!!! I have been waiting for this!

  39. E says:

    <3 <3 <3 :D

  40. Castle Rules says:

    A new love intrest for Kate?????….I hope he gets a recurring role…as the new boyfriend…In your face shippers!
    AB is awesome….Col.Casey report for duty!!!

    • Audrey says:

      I love Adam, mainly from Chuck, but in no way can he be Kate’s love interest. The age difference between them would be too much (he can actually play her uncle!), plus she’s madly in love with Rick already.

  41. Mickey says:

    I first read Alec Baldwin and went YUCK! Then I realized it was Adam Baldwin and went YAY!

    They should totally make him a recurring character.

  42. jennifer says:


  43. Jerri says:

    I’ll be in my bunk

  44. murley says:

    ok, i will be watching this episode of castle for sure.

  45. Yay! says:

    John Casey would definitely approve of the name!! Oh, I can hear his satisfactory grunt coming…

  46. J says:

    Love FIREFLY, but hate CASTEL
    Kind of 50/50 good news…..

  47. J says:

    Sorry, loved FIREFLY! Hihihi!