Stana Katic Pens Handwritten Note to Fans After ‘Castle’ Is Canceled

Stana Katic attends the 25th annual EMA Awards presented by Toyota and Lexus and hosted by the Environmental Media Association at Warner Bros. Studios on October 24, 2015 in Burbank, California.
Stana Katic attends the 25th annual EMA Awards presented by Toyota and Lexus and hosted by the Environmental Media Association at Warner Bros. Studios on October 24, 2015 in Burbank, California. Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Environmental Media Awards

A fond farewell. Stana Katic penned a handwritten note to fans that she shared via Twitter on Friday, May 13, one day after ABC announced that it would be canceling the popular series Castle.

“Dear Castle fans, cast & crew: Your devotion to our show has carried us for these unforgettable 8 seasons,” Katic wrote in cursive handwriting. “I’m lucky to have met & worked with . . . the lot of you. I will always be grateful.”

The 38-year-old actress signed off the letter, “Big Hug, Stana.”

On Thursday, ABC announced that they would not be renewing the crime procedural after its eight-season run, which follows news last month that Katic was set to exit the series at the end of the season. The network also axed a slew of other shows Thursday, including Nashville, which was on air for four seasons.

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News of the cancellation comes after it was revealed that Katic and her male lead, Nathan Fillion, have been butting heads behind the scenes for years. (On the series, the 24 alum plays detective Kate Beckett and Fillion, 45, plays mystery novelist Richard Castle; their characters tied the knot onscreen in season 6.)

“Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion completely despise each other,” a source told Us in April. “They will not speak when they are off set, and this has been going on for seasons now.”

Castle’s series finale will air on Monday, May 16 on ABC at 10 p.m. ET.

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