Fillion, who plays Richard Castle on the series, took to his Twitter on Tuesday (April 19), where he shared a heartfelt post reacting to the news that Katic would be exiting the drama after season 8 wraps up.
“Castle has been one of the greatest joys of my creative life, and I hope the show continues on for years to come,” wrote Fillion. “Stana has been my partner all this time, and I thank her for creating the character of Beckett, who will live on for all of us as one of the greatest police officers on television. I wish her well, and have no doubt she will succeed in everything she pursues. She will be missed.”
Fillion isn’t the only one saddened over having to bid farewell to Katic. Shortly after news broke that Katic was leaving, a number of cast members took to Twitter to comment on her impending exit from the popular ABC drama.
As for the series itself, Castle fans are still waiting with baited breath to see if ABC decides to renew the drama for a ninth season.