Castle Season 9 Rumors: Stana Katic diva salary caused firing and cancellation of show?

Castle Season 9 Rumors: Stana Katic diva salary caused firing and cancellation of show?

In May, ABC had announced that they would be cancelling the TV show Castle, after receiving much backlash for firing of two of the show’s female mainstays- Stana Katic and Tamala Jones. But recent reports seem to put a new twist in the story, with rumors circulating that Katic had been demanding a “diva” level paycheck for her supposed contract renewal for the show’s ninth season.

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And it would come to no surprise that Morning Ledger would cite money problems as the main reason for the actress’s departure from the show, as Katic also made it into the Forbes’ highest paid TV actresses list. While despite being topped by mostly more popular and iconic stars like Sofia Vergara and Kaley Cuoco, Katic unexpectedly made the list logging in a whopping $12 million as her take-home pay. Which is really a huge amount for one person for just one season of one TV show. That’s too little ones for a hell lotta’ zeros.

Stana Katic and girl-power led to Castle cancellation

On top of this, Katic had also been reported to have diva demands from execs of the show which eventually led to a rift with Nathan Fillion. The actor was even rumored to have gone up to Castle’s producers exclaiming “the name of the show is Castle, not Beckett!”

But this “girl-power” point of view from fans is what may have also led to the abrupt cut of the show.

As Huffington Post disclosed, Castle’s cancellation in May was actually a “victory for gender equality in Hollywood,” with many fans of Katic and Jones complaining pointing out that their contracts were not renewed while Fillion along with two other actors wee resigned for a supposed ninth season.

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The website even shared a Tweet to incite more support from anti-chauvinists.

And it worked, with the show seeing its imminent death attributed largely to “an uproar” launched by fans online.

Leaving Stana Katic, Jones, Fillion looking for a way to earn their millions elsewhere.

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  • JC

    How much was Nathan Fillion being paid? If her asking price was equal to or less than his then I think there might be something to this. As the show really cannot continue without both of them I would think they should have been getting roughly the same amount.

  • She finally earns $12 million and this happen? Seriously? Nathan Fillion also earned $12 million this year according to Forbes. And this is getting blamed on her? Tamala Jones got fired too! I mean, sexist much? I can’t believe it.

  • Proud Chula Vistian

    Since they were the two leads I think it’s a given they should have equal salaries. That’s across the board, no matter what line of profession you’re working in.

    • Joel

      Really? An actress whose net worth is 2 million, with far less fans and whose far less famous goes up against a famous actor whose net worth is 18 million and has way more fans and is way more famous? I’m not sure what your idea of “fair” is, but I’m pretty sure that higher demand means higher value which means higher pay.

      • Proud Chula Vistian

        So, a man and a women work at the same company and do the same amount of work, but the man should make more than the woman? I don’t care how many fans she had, if you carry the same work load you should be paid the same amount. Are you living in 1966 or 2016?

        • Joel

          That’s exactly my point! Why do you think experienced workers make make more money than their inexperienced counterparts who do the same amount of work? In the real world, no matter how much you work, you’re paid based on how much you bring to the table. Stana Katic, for example, was tasked to promote Castle, but she just couldn’t do as good a job as Nathan Fillion because she wasn’t as popular. I’m not blaming her for not being valuable enough, but that’s just the way the world works regardless of whether it’s 1966 or 2016.

          • Proud Chula Vistian

            Nathan Fillion promoting Castle? HA! He was always to busy jacking off on firefly to promote Castle. He hated answering questions about Castle. AN

          • Joel

            Wait? So all those conventions, interviews, social media, and quality performances done by Nathan Fillion to promote Castle are what then? A hoax? I’m sorry, but you’re not making any sense.

          • georgee

            How many PCA’s did Katic win? I think she was pretty popular with the fan base. How many PCA’s has Sofia Vergara won? She makes a boat load more money.

  • georgee

    She was worth the 12 million, so was he. We could all be watching a new season was Castle if it wasn’t for Mr. Hawley and his BS story line that he refused to change. I just watched a little review of Kate and there daughter in the bath tube while Rick was out on a book tour. How come we never seem that before? Maybe if that was the story line Hawley would of had in season 8, the ratings would not have dropped like a rock. At this point what does it matter, we will never know, and that is ABC lost.All we know in 2 years Castle lost 4 females one being the main lead, and no males.