Singer and actor Lyle Lovett (“The Player,” “The Opposite of Sex”) will guest star on “Castle” for an episode to air in November (date TBA). Lovett will play Agent Darryl Shafer, a larger than life yet shadowy government figure who plays his cards close to the chest. “Castle” airs Mondays (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
In story, after an astrophysicist’s body is found in her car, the victim of explosive decompression, there can be only two possible causes: Either she was killed in a decompression chamber or she died in the vacuum of space. Given that the latter explanation points to something otherworldly, Castle and Beckett focus their investigation here on Earth, but are confronted with evidence that keeps pointing them back to the impossible — alien abduction. Then Shafer arrives, but is he protecting NationalSecurity or covering up some deeper, darker secret? Whatever the case, he’s not sharing what he knows. Soon Castle and Beckett learn the startling truth about the victim’s research and her recent astonishing discovery, and have to team with the Shafer to unmask the real killer before he disappears with secrets that, if revealed, could challenge everything we currently believe.
Starring in the series are Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, and Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle.
“Castle” is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe serves as executive producer/writer, along with executive producers Rob Bowman, Laurie Zaks, David Amann, and Armyan Bernstein.