Natalie Abrams
August 10, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Could Beckett be worried about some competition in the new season of Castle?

In the first poster for season 8, Beckett (Stana Katic) may be keeping her eyes on her hubby Rick (Nathan Fillion) — but fans have nothing to worry about with the new introduction of security specialist Hayley Shipton (Toks Olagundoye).

“For us, her character was never meant to be competition,” co-showrunner Alexi Hawley recently told EW. “She’s a strong, powerful, beautiful, independent woman and she adds a flavor of that into the show, but is not — in any way shape or form — competition for Beckett.” However, “She has a very different perspective on how she attacks cases different from Beckett, which is going to create some fun tension,” adds fellow co-showrunner Terence Paul Winter.



Castle returns Monday, Sept. 21 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

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