abclogoAnother key Castle player has closed a deal to return if the veteran ABC crime drama is renewed for a ninth season. I’ve learned that Seamus Dever is set to continue as a regular on the show, joining star Nathan Fillion. ABC was supposed to make a renewal decision by end of day Friday (May 6), but that was postponed as actors deals are still being hammered out.

Dever plays DetectiSDMB31ve Kevin Ryan, formerly a narcotics division cop, who works alongside Javier Esposito (Jon Huertas). Dever and Huertas had been expected to return for next season, with Huertas’ deal on track to close shortly. Female lead Stana Katic and fellow original cast member Tamala Jones were not asked to come back for Season 9.

Dever is repped by Metropolitan Talent Agency, manager Gladys Gonzalez and attorney Ryan Nord.