Matt and Skylar dated while he was at Harvard, and she was an emergency medical physician. In a statement, Katic thanked ABC for giving her the opportunity 'to be a part of a much beloved show'. Eight is completion and new beginnings, so I think I'll finish great,' she said. Fillion, 45, pictured at a Hollywood premiere on April 12, is said to be in talks for a ninth season of Castle. The characters Katic and Fillion play are married and there's no word on how the show, if it returns for a ninth season, will deal with Katic's departure Tamala Jones, who played Beckett's BFF on Castle, was also told last week she will not be continuing on the series.