Will Beall, a former LAPD detective turned novelist, joined Castle for his first credited television writing role in season 1, becoming a story editor or executive story editor for 33 episodes. He has been credited with being the major creative force behind the storyline of Beckett's mother's murder, a central storyline of the show.
He left Castle after its third season to begin writing feature films. His first, Gangster Squad, starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Giovanni Ribisi, and Nick Nolte was released in 2013.
Primary Writer on:
- Home is Where the Heart Stops, episode 1.7
- Sucker Punch, episode 2.13
- Den of Thieves, episode 2.21
- Knockdown, episode 3.13
- Knockout, episode 3.24
- A former police officer.
- According to Jon Huertas' online episode commentary, he made a cameo non-speaking appearance in Den of Thieves. He appears as a civilian worker in the 12th precinct who leaves a computer room just as Richard Castle and Detectives Kevin Ryan and Javier Esposito enter with Detective Tom Demming's cell phone.