Nathan Fillion Opens Up About ‘Castle’ Ending: ‘I Don’t Take It Personally’

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Are you still reeling from Castle’s abrupt cancellation last spring? Well, you’re not alone!

The series’ leading man, Nathan Fillion, who played Rick Castle for eight seasons, isn’t one hundred percent on board with the way things ended either. The 45-year-old actor opened up to the New York Post about his exit from the series and admitted it wasn’t everything he wanted it to be.

“It wasn’t the beautiful send-off that I think maybe you could hope for, but it’s the entertainment industry, it’s a business, I get it,” Fillion told the New York Post about the series finale.

The finale, which featured a seven-year time jump, did portray a so-called happy ending for Rick and Kate (Stana Katic), but it also left a lot to be desired because of how the cancellation ultimately came together.

Castle was axed in May 2016, shortly after Stanta Katic, who played Kate Beckett, was cut from the series due to reported budgetary issues. For his part, Fillion seems to have made peace with how the show went off the air.

“I don’t take it personally when a show gets canceled — I can’t take it personally… all my shows gets canceled! Look at my resume, it’s a long list of canceled TV shows,” he joked. “The fact is, I made a lot of great friends on a really great show. I’m really happy for everything that that show has done for me.”

While we still aren’t okay with the fact that the author-turned-sleuth is no longer gracing our TV screens, we’re happy there’s no hard feelings on Fillion’s part. Plus, you can now see the Canadian actor on Modern Family — at least for a few episodes — as he plays weatherman Rainer Shine.

(H/T TVLine)