It’s hard to believe, but Bones hasn’t been on our TV since 2015.
Good news though. The drought officially ends this Thursday when the series returns to FOX for the second half of its 11th season.
What’s more, the show will also return next season for a final set of 12 episodes that will round out the record-breaking series, and give fans what Executive Producer Michael Peterson describes as a “big grand ride off into the sunset” series finale.
ScreenSpy (and assembled Press) sat down with Peterson yesterday to discuss where the current season will take our fan favorites, what new obstacles the team will face going forward, and what plans are already in place for the series finale.
We live-tweeted portions of our call with Peterson (@surfwriter123) from our official ScreenSpy twitter. What now follows is Peterson’s full and unabridged remarks.
— ScreenSpy (@ScreenSpy) April 12, 2016
Talking it over with Hart, we both decided we wanted it to be this big grand ride off into the sunset for the final twelve episodes of next season. And we will.
We want to being back as many guest cast members as is humanly possible, and whoever is available. We’d love to get Cindy [Lauper] back. We don’t have Betty [White] coming back for the second half of this season but we’d love for her to cone back next season. There’s one episode that we’re already breaking for season twelve that we’d love to have her come back for. It’s episode three next year. We’re leaving it wide open.
Myself, John Collier, Stephen Nathan and Hart Hanson are gong to have breakfast soon. We have the broad-strokes of what we’re going ot do for next season. Hart is going to write the finale for the series. We’re really excited about that. He has a vision for how he wants the whole thing to end — which I’m not privy to yet.
I can’t wait to sit down to see how we can incorporate it with everything else.