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Nathan Fillion is heading to Modern Family. Jon Huertas is heading to NBC's upcoming series This is Us. But what the heck is other Castle lead Stana Katic doing on TV moving forward? She hasn't landed a major TV role, yet, but we do know exactly where she will be showing up first. News this week indicates that Stana Katic's indie movie Sister Cities will be headed to Lifetime next month.
The movie was technically filmed in 2015, before Castle was ultimately axed by ABC. However, Sister Cities is getting its official TV release on Lifetime, as the network has been working over the past few years to bring more premium content to the channel. The movies stars Stana Katic, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jesss Weixler, Jacki Weaver and Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Bellisario. Amy Smart, Alfred Molina and Tom Everett Scott are also involved. We don't know a ton about the flick that is headed to TV, but per Variety, we do know the basic premise follows four sisters who don't know each other all that well, but who are forced together when their mother passes away.
As noted prior, Lifetime has been trying to bring bigger names and more prominent content to the network. It's original series Unreal has made a splash with both viewers and critics. Original movies featuring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig have also gained higher prominence, as have some other indies that have headed directly to Lifetime, such as Grace of Monaco. The network's lineup is evolving as it has become a little tougher to entice live viewers to cable.
As for Stana Katic, the actress has had some time to think about her post- Castle career. Katic was actually dropped from the long-running series well before ABC made the decision to axe it. With pilot season currently in the works, hopefully she'll land another gig. Or at least a role on an established show, like what Nathan Fillion accomplished with the Modern Family gig. Stana Katic has filmed plenty of movies during her career, so we wouldn't be shocked if she continued to go down that path, as well. Whatever she decides to do moving forward, we'll let you know. One thing is certain: with a lot of Castle actors looking for new gigs, we're pretty excited to see where pilot season is headed.
For now, Sister Cities is expected to head to Lifetime on September 17, just before fall TV hits the schedule in earnest. If you'd like to see when your favorite shows are returning, check out our premiere schedule. In addition, you can learn more about Castle's surprising cancellation here.