'Castle' Exclusive: Victor Webster cast as Beckett's 'mysterious' new boyfriend

castle-victor-websterImage Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com; Inset: Bob D'Amico/ABCastle has found a new plaything for its queen.

Victor Webster—the genetically-blessed alum of Melrose Place 2.0, Charmed, and Mutant X—is joining the ABC hit as Beckett’s (Stana Katic) new love interest. 

Webster’s character, Josh Davidson, first appears in this season’s fourth episode when he drops by the precinct to visit Beckett. Unlike Bec’s last two boyfriends, played by Bailey Chase and Michael Trucco, Webster’s Josh is not in law enforcement—a fact that’s not lost on Castle.

“There’s an element of mystery to him,” explains exec producer Andrew Marlowe. “He’s more of a motorcycle guy…A person that is going to intrigue Castle, because he’s going to see a different side of Beckett.”

Webster will appear on a recurring basis throughout the season.

In other Castle news, Marlowe confirms that the show’s youngest star, Molly Quinn, is also getting a love interest in the form of Secret Life of the American Teenager‘s Ken Baumann.

“This is her first serious boyfriend,” notes Marlowe. “This is the first time Castle has had to deal with his daughter being in a relationship.”

Castle‘s third season premieres Sept. 20.

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  • PGP

    can’t wait for the new season!

  • Kermonk

    Good thing I don’t care about that ship – seems the producers are just yanking the their fans all over the place.

  • Lynn

    I hope they know what they are doing with this. After last season I have major reservations that keeping C and B with other people can keep me watching.

    • char

      I agree. I hated how the last episode happened. It is the chemistry of Castle and Becket that keeps me watching.

      • CastlesInTheSky

        Yep, as usual, they get a winning formula, and feel compelled to ‘muck it up’. People simply will lose interest if they have to tune in each week watching Castle and Beckett involved with OTHER people. The producers are once again over-estimating the general audiences’ attention spans.

      • Heidi

        wait, am I the only one confused – didn’t the season end with her happy to be with Michael Trucco’s character? It would seem pretty dumb if this is how we hear that the relationship fails by episode four.

      • Amanda

        Heidi, they broke up about 4 minutes before the end of the episode. Might wanna watch it again.

  • Jenn

    Just when I thought they couldn’t get a hotter man to play a BF of Beckett they get Victor.. yummm!!! I still think Castle and Beckett will wind up together but I like what they are doing having each of them have other interests. It’s all being done very smartly!!

    • Stormy

      Loved him in Must Love Dogs. Really don’t want to see him with Becket, though.

    • Cheery

      He sure is fine! I like that the show isn’t afraid to cast love interests for Beckett who are hotter than Castle.

      • jennifer

        i think nathan is hotter because he has a very sultry voice.it is amazing victor is hot too but nathan is more my type based on looks

    • CastlesInTheSky

      Just when I thought they couldn’t get a hotter man to play a BF of Beckett they get Victor.. yummm!!! I still think Castle and Beckett will wind up together but I like what they are doing having each of them have other interests. It’s all being done very smartly!!

      #1 There isn’t anyone hotter than Castle! (Just ask him!:-))

      #2 There’s nothing smart about what they’re doing. In fact, it’s impressively stupid. Watch the ratings tank this season as a result of these new ‘love interests’. They were lucky enough to catch lightning in a bottle with the chemistry between Beckett and Castle, so of course they had to screw with it. They never learn.

      • Joanne

        Agree totally….

      • anne

        I agree with Castleinthesky comments below

        There’s nothing smart about what they’re doing. In fact, it’s impressively stupid. Watch the ratings tank this season as a result of these new ‘love interests’. They were lucky enough to catch lightning in a bottle with the chemistry between Beckett and Castle, so of course they had to screw with it. They never learn.

    • lorna

      I loved him on Harper’s Island and MP 2.0

  • Jennifer

    Wow! He’s hot. Way to go, Beckett!

  • Freddie

    Nathan, Stana and now Victor… I love that this show has a lot of Canadian talent on it. :D

  • Alex

    But what about Sam Anders? I mean Schlemming. I mean Michael Trucco? He was, as Beckett said, wonderful!

    • B

      Seriously wasted opportunity with Trucco.

    • Kvivik

      I so agree. That relationship fizzled way before it’s time. :-(

      • Carobug

        The only reason their relationship ‘fizzled’ was because Beckett was finally ready to tell Castle how she felt.

    • NB

      Ohhhh Anders, be still my heart. I miss you BSG. :((

  • mary

    Wow it is a 9 on the hotness scale and Castle is only an 8!

  • barb

    why dont they give Castle a love interest? It would be fun to see just how “Bechett would react to having some compontition.

    • Alex

      He has one: his ex wife.

    • l

      You mean again? Cuz they’ve done that. Where were you? Or maybe you mean a serious love interest…

    • l

      p.s. Learn how to spell. Castle would want you to.

      • Aly

        I love you more than Castle loves his laser tag right now.

    • Dreama

      Didnt the last season end with Castle going to the Hamptons with one of his exwives?

    • Debbie Willson

      they did give Castle a love interest in the season finale last year.

  • timotey

    Great :) He was awesome in Mutant X and Charmed!

  • Crystal

    While it sort of irritates me that they are bringing in ANOTHER love interest for Beckett so soon after Demming, this guyis cute so I will give him a shot. Although I’d much rather it be Castle, of course.

  • Dave

    Victor Webster is one of the blandest actors to work in Hollywood. Nathan Fillion will eat him alive.

    • ash

      No he’s not. He was fantastic in that episode of Criminal Minds.

    • CastlesInTheSky

      @ Dave – You’re absolutely correct!

  • Angela B

    Paraphrasing Esposito: Whatever the reason is to me watching this show, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t include watching Castle and Beckett dating other people, so whatever attached I was to both character I refuse to be played with “will they won’t they” unimagitative plotes, so I’m moving on and won’t be watching anymore. But still, I wish the show won’t tank ;(

    • Angela B

      I mean plots of course.
      I’m the queen of fluent broken English as you can see (sighs)

    • sam

      Me Too…. Love Castle, but that will they, are they is getting old. I think some of these sitcons do that to you.

      • Emma

        Getting old? The show basically just started. Relax.

      • b

        Old? Isn’t this show basically only 1.5 seasons long so far?

        Jeez, good thing you don’t watch Bones! I bet you weren’t a fan of X-Files or Scrubs, either.

      • MB

        Exactly. Relax!

      • endlessdreamland

        i have to agree with b. bones has been tugging their faithful watchers around for 5 seasons. i do enjoy seeing beckett and castle with other people as long as the writers can figure out new ways to show their jealousies, as the writers of bones have become experts at. but i still love castle and will keep it watching it no matter what.

      • Marty

        you’re right. It’s a fairly new show, but if producers start to make mistakes, ABC won’t hesitate on pull the plung if ratings start to go down. I understand the need to keep both Castle and Beckett apart for now. Pairing them with other people, aghh, dunno. I’m not interested on it so I might don’t be around next season.

    • Ange

      Perfectly said.

      Demming and Ellie were bad enough. Going off with Gina spoiled the summer re-runs for me. Every spoiler that’s come out has made me dread the new season more.

      It seems that the producers didn’t have a clue what the fans were upset about at the finale. More buzz doesn’t equal more commitment to the show.

  • talkin’

    I’ll try the new season but am not keen on the attempt to re-boot the show’s dynamic. I’ll be looking at it as a New show and see if I like these people, this way. Trouble arises when you alienate established fans in favour of new tricks. Sadly, Castle is now on my endangered list.

    • denise

      not only in your!!! my dear friend…

  • cc

    Not thrilled with yet another love interest…not thrilled with Castle being with his nasty ex. Just not thrilled in general that this wonderful show can’t be more confident in the acting skills of their wonderful leads and write some great “couples” seasons. Just because they get the leads together doesn’t mean it can’t be just as full of sexual tension and banter. Come on guys….Nathan and Stana have amazing on screen chemistry…challange them!! Stop it with these weak over used plot devices to keep them apart! (Ahum see Bones)

    • char

      I agree heartily. Well said. I hope TV execs read these blogs.If viewers don’t watch, the show disappears. Make us happy!

    • CastlesInTheSky

      100% agree with everything you just posted cc.

    • queue55

      ITA! A show where the leads not only had great chemistry but where they were *gasp* married was “Hart to Hart”. Very clever and fun! It can be done!!

      • queue55

        P.S. From the photos above they look more like brother and sister!

    • anne

      Totally agree with cc’s comment below

      Not thrilled with yet another love interest…not thrilled with Castle being with his nasty ex. Just not thrilled in general that this wonderful show can’t be more confident in the acting skills of their wonderful leads and write some great “couples” seasons. Just because they get the leads together doesn’t mean it can’t be just as full of sexual tension and banter. Come on guys….Nathan and Stana have amazing on screen chemistry…challange them!! Stop it with these weak over used plot devices to keep them apart! (Ahum see Bones)

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