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Castle Season 7 Ryan Sands

Castle is turning to Truck to solve its big car-crash cliffhanger.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Ryan Sands, best known for his portrayal of Officer Lloyd “Truck” Garrick on The Wire, has been tapped to guest-star in the ABC drama’s Season 7 premiere. He’ll play Tagger, a Hamptons police sergeant who helps Beckett investigate the most difficult case of her career (presumably, Who the hell ran Rick off the road?).

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Earlier this week, new Castle showrunner David Amann and series creator Andrew W. Marlowe told TVLine that the Sept. 29 opener picks up immediately following Rick’s seemingly fatal accident. The pair also confirmed that the incident was not a dream.

“We did what we did for a reason — to open up some new mythology,” noted Marlowe, “[and] to open up some really interesting aspects of storytelling for the Castle character, who hasn’t been as deeply explored as Beckett over the past six years.”