Credit: ABC Photo: Laura Prepon as Nikki Heat in Episode 1

Sounds like the 12th precinct is in for a treat come Season 4!

According to executive producer Laurie Zaks, the Castle cronies will get a much-needed break from NYC drama with a visit to the Heat Wave movie premiere in L.A. Although nothing’s official, Zaks told Entertainment Weekly a plan to ship the crew to the west coast (on the show, that is — Castle is always filmed in L.A.) is definitely in the works.

So does that mean That '70s Show Laura Prepon will return to play over-the-top Natalie Rhodes (aka Nikki Heat)? Zaks said it depends on Laura’s availability, which may have dwindled since she was recently cast in a pilot. Luckily, wild Rhodes was “sent off to rehab” during Season 3 and as far as we know she’s still there, so that may buy Laura some time to free up her schedule.

“Hopefully [Natalie will] be out of rehab by [the L.A. movie premiere],” Zaks laughed.

We hope! What’s a Nikki Heat movie premiere without Nikki Heat?

Source: EW