The title character depicter on the ABC drime drama series is a no-show on a Friday shooting because he needs medical attention for his 'chronic' back problems.
"Castle" star Nathan Fillion skipped work for the second time in two months. On Friday, September 13, the actor called in sick, leading to speculation around the set about a possible new work schedule dust-up.
Sources close to the production have now explained the situation, saying that Fillion had a legitimate reason to skip work that day. The "Firefly" alum reportedly has chronic back problems and was seeing a chiropractor for it.
A source additionally says that the Richard Castle depicter's absence won't affect the the airing of the show's upcoming season since the production had enough of a heads-up to schedule some filming around Fillion for the day. He's expected to be back on set Monday.
Two months ago, Fillion was a no-show on a Friday filming amid report of a contract dispute between him and ABC Studios over his request for a four-day Monday-Thursday workweek on the show. His absence caused a production shutdown for the day at the time.
However, insiders say the issue has been solved and Fillion has since worked on Fridays on many occasions.
"Castle" will return with the sixth season on September 23 at 10 P.M. on ABC.