- Nathan Fillion left Castle in 2016.
- He has since returned to TV as John Nolan in The Rookie.
- The actor has taken to social media to engage with his fans, who are already loving the new series.
You've been missed, Nathan Fillion! When Castle ended in 2016, and viewers had to say goodbye to Fillion's character, novelist Richard Castle, many wondered what was next for the actor. Now, he's back on the small screen as John Nolan, a 40-year-old first-time police officer on The Rookie.
After a few devastating events, small town John makes a dramatic decision to uproot his life and move to Los Angeles in hopes of becoming a cop for the Los Angeles Police Department. As the force's oldest newcomer, he's met with serious skepticism from his colleagues—especially from Sgt. Wade Grey (Richard T. Jones), who calls him a "walking midlife crisis."
Although John's likable demeanor is very different from Castle's arrogant attitude, fans are absolutely loving Fillion in this role—and many Twitter users took to the platform to show their appreciation for LAPD's newest officer.
Not only were viewers buzzing about the program, but Fillion himself also took to social media to talk about his new show. On Monday evening, he posted videos of himself taking fans' questions. His cheeky answers included his favorite sandwich (the one that's in front of him) and what he's most proud of (his family and... his hair!).
The next day, Fillion logged on again to live-tweet during The Rookie premiere. With so much fan interaction, it's no surprise that people seem to adore the 47-year-old. The one burning question we still have for the him: Will John succeed in his new job on the LAPD? We'll have to watch to find out!