Trailer, pilot date for CASTLE.

In April, I talked about Nathan Fillion’s new show.

Since then, quite a bit more info has come out, as well as a trailer. I thought I had posted it already, but obviously time is taking it’s toll on my head.

Wildly famous mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion, “Desperate Housewives”), who is bored with his own success, learns that a real-world copycat killer has started staging murder scenes depicted in his novels. Rick is soon questioned by NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic, “The Spirit”), a very bright, aggressive detective who keeps her investigations under tight rein.

Rick and Kate’s styles instantly clash, yet sparks begin to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle steps in to help find the killer. And once that case is solved, he and Beckett build upon their new relationship as they look to solve strange homicides in New York – as much fun as one can have with death & murder. Castle is kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother, Martha Rodgers (Susan Sullivan, “Dharma and Greg”) and quick-witted teenage daughter Alexis (Molly Quinn, “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”).

Also starring in the series are Ruben Santiago-Hudson (”Law & Order”) as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones (”Daddy Day Camp”) as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas (”Generation Kill”) as NYPD Detective Tony Esposito and Seamus Dever (”Army Wives”) as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.

“Castle” is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe serves as executive producer/creator along with executive producers Armyan Bernstein, Barry Schindel, Rob Bowman and Laurie Zaks.”

Anyone that knows me knows I was a huge fan of Nathan on Firefly and Serenity. His charisma really comes through in the trailer. My initial thoughts when I heard the concept (Mystery author helps police solve crimes) was “Murder He Wrote. This made me very sad for Nathan. But it looks like it could be a hell of a lot of fun.

Jon Huertas was quite good as Poke in Generation Kill and is an excellent addition to any cast, but the rest of the cast is relatively unknown to me. Katic has made appearances on a dozen plus television shows (including Heroes, ER, 24 and The Unit) as well as starring opposite Noah Wyle in the last Librarian film and even played a love interest for Selma Blair (Wait…conjuring images) in the so-so Feast of Love. That performance was pretty good, all lewd jokes aside.

I can’t wait for to see the show and hope it lasts longer than Nathan’s previous shows.

ABC has ordered ten episodes (Down from an original order of thirteen) and will debut Castle on Monday, March 9 at 9:00 p.m (CST).

Folks looking for more info can check out the fan site . The site is so well done that I initially thought it was the official site!