The showrunners for Castle‘s eighth and ultimately final season have something to say to the ABC drama’s stalwart fans.
Just days after the somewhat surprising news broke that Castle would not be continuing on, and on the occasion of Monday night’s series finale — in which Rick and Kate finally (but barely) bested LokSat and then apparently lived happily ever after, or at least long enough to fulfill their destiny of three children — co-showrunners Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter shared this message reflecting on the series’ legacy and the millions who made it possible:
While we’re still trying to process all the emotions stirred up by recent events, the feeling that stands head and shoulders above all else, is gratitude.
Eight seasons. A hundred and seventy three episodes.
None of it would have been possible without you — our loyal and passionate fans. You are the reason this show survived and thrived. Without you carving out “Castle Mondays” every week, we would never have been able to make the show we love for as long as we did.
So thank you.
And thanks to Andrew Marlowe for creating such a delightful world, centered around a love story for the ages. It was an honor and privilege to shepherd the story of Castle and Beckett this season.
And finally, thank you to our cast and crew, who have been our family for these last eight years. Who elevated every script by investing the best of themselves into each episode. We will miss you profoundly.
Alexi and Terence
Do you appreciate the finale farewell from the show’s final set of bosses?