The wait is over! “Castle” will be back on air tonight on ABC and here’s what fans should expect for season 8.
“Beckett and Castle will face new challenges this season as she takes on a new job” as captain at the precinct while Castle “will try to return to his private detective practice,” Inquisitr wrote.
In the past few weeks, two sneak peeks were released for the premiere episode tonight. The first showed “the couple trying to deal with the first challenge of their new lives together” and the second focuses on Castle’s return to his office where he found his daughter Alexis waiting for him.
The latest season has many changes including new characters. This was revealed by the new showrunners Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter in a TV Line interview.
“[Toks] plays a really dynamic, fun character,” Hawley tells EW. “It’s a voice that the show doesn’t have. What’s great about her is Castle [Nathan Fillion] has been investigating cases police-adjacent, so it’s always about doing things the way police would. She doesn’t do things that way, so that fun dynamic of, ‘No, we break in rather than get a warrant,’ is kind of fun.”
Even though she doesn’t follow the rules, Hayley’s not quite the same renegade as Detective Ethan Slaughter (Adam Baldwin), who will be returning this season. “She’s a little easier than Adam Baldwin [was] on him, but there’s definitely an energy about her which is a lot of fun,” Hawley says.
Entertainment Weekly’s Spoiler Room also gave new updates in Castle Season 8:
“Castle is hoping to uncover during the first hour as he discovers that Kate has been keeping some secrets from him, much to his own detriment. I’ll just say that there’s a new form of torture in the premiere that even made me squirm. On another note, I was a little unsure about the addition of Hayley at first, but her dynamic with Alexis brings out a softer side that I’m excited for the show to explore this season.”
Let’s find out what the “new form of torture” is as Beckett and Castle’s Story continues Monday night on ABC.