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?