The creator of the popular TV show “Bones” has expressed hope for a potential revival of the series. Hart Hanson, the show’s creator, revealed that there is ongoing communication among the cast and crew, discussing the possibility of bringing back the beloved show. The show originally ran for 12 seasons and aired over 240 episodes on Fox, making it one of the longest-running scripted drama series on the network.
Hanson acknowledged the challenges involved in reviving the show, especially considering the changing media landscape. The original broadcast of “Bones” was on Fox, but since then, Disney has acquired 20th Century Fox, complicating matters regarding ownership and platform distribution. Hanson mentioned that it would require careful negotiation involving agents and lawyers to determine the rights and the suitable platform for the revival.
During a gathering of former writers and producers from “Bones” at the WGA picket outside the Fox lot in Los Angeles, Hanson and executive producer Stephen Nathan discussed the positive working environment on the show and the close bond among the cast and crew. They emphasized the importance of David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, the lead actors of “Bones,” for any potential revival. Without their involvement, a revival would not be possible.
Hanson mentioned that they have not yet approached Boreanaz and Deschanel directly regarding a revival, but they believe that the actors would be open to the conversation. They acknowledged that the actors’ decision would depend on various factors, including the quality of the scripts and the overall vision for the potential revival.
“Bones” followed the story of FBI Agent Booth, played by David Boreanaz, and forensic anthropologist Temperance “Bones” Brennan, played by Emily Deschanel. The show gained a loyal fanbase and achieved significant success during its original run.
While the possibility of a revival is exciting, Hanson jokingly mentioned that they wouldn’t need to commit to another 12-year run. Despite the complexities involved, the creators remain optimistic that the right opportunity will arise, allowing them to bring “Bones” back to the screen and continue captivating audiences with its unique blend of crime-solving and character-driven storytelling.