ABC’s titular Castle will get a second blast from his past when James Brolin puts in an encore as Rick’s father.
Confirming that which Brolin told AntennaFree.TV back in November, Castle creator Andrew W. Marlowe says that when Jackson Hunt, a ruthless assassin for the CIA, resurfaces and father and son are “flung together once again, Castle begins to wonder whether he can trust this mysterious stranger.”
In speaking with AntennaFree.TV, Brolin hinted that the second time around, we may see the darker side of Rick’s father, saying: “[T]here’s no reason for me to do another episodic show… unless I can show you the complete other side of this character, the one you might be afraid of. Rather than you finding out he’s a good guy, you find out he’s good in front, but….”
Castle, which last week aired its fall finale, is due to resume Season 6 on Jan. 6, 2014. The father/son reunion is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 20.
Brolin originated the role of Jackson in the Season 5 episode “Hunt,” the second half of last February’s sweeps two-parter.