Dominic Purcell to Guest Star on CASTLE

Lincoln (Dominic Purcell)

CASTLE is heading for the Hollywood Hills and has invited a special guest along for the ride. reports that the ABC crime drama will be welcoming the intimidating likes of Prison Break tough guy Dominic Purcell to join in the fun.

The Hollywood themed episode shoots this week and is expected to air in the spring. There have been quite a few shows wooing Purcell for a guest-starring gig ever since his run as Prison Break’s Linc ended, but Castle was the first to nail him down.

The episode leads Castle and Beckett to Los Angeles on a (what else?) murder investigation and Purcell is set to play a Hollywood businessman who may have a connection to the killing.

Apparently Castle‘s trip to tinsel town originally included a visit from actress Natalie Rhodes as she was in the midst of shooting the movie version of Heat Wave. Unfortunately Laura Prepon was too busy shooting an NBC pilot (in which she plays a younger Chelsea Handler), so was unable to shoot the episode. Her character will instead will be absent, albeit for a very Hollywood reason – she’s in rehab.

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