Stana Katic Is Leaving 'Castle' After This Season

"We hope to continue our relationship," an ABC spokesperson said.

ByABC News
April 18, 2016, 1:58 PM

— -- Get ready to say goodbye to Kate Beckett.

Stana Katic will not return to "Castle" next season, a rep for ABC confirmed Monday.

This will also be the last season for Tamala Jones, who plays Lanie Parish.

“Kate Beckett has been a beloved character on our hit series 'Castle’ for the past eight years. We are grateful for Stana Katic’s talent and dedication to the series and we hope to continue our relationship," read a statement from the network. "Tamala Jones has also been an integral part of the series and we are grateful she was a part of 'Castle.'"

"Castle" stars Nathan Fillion as a mystery novelist who teams up with NYPD homicide detective Kate Beckett, played by Katic, to solve crimes. It premiered in 2009.

The show has not yet been renewed for a ninth season.