The team on Bones has faced the Grave Digger, Gormogon and Booth’s old sniper pal Broadsky, but in season 7 they’ll be facing a new kind of bad guy.
According to TVLine, Andrew Leeds has been cast as Christopher Pellant, who will serve as a recurring villain throughout Bones season 7.
Pellant is a brilliant hacker who starts out under house arrest for shutting down communications for the Department of Defense, putting many soldiers’ lives at risk. He’s confined to his home and has no Internet access, but he’s still able to commit a series of murders.
It’s nice to see Bones leaping into the 21st century with its villains, and I’m interested to see how the story plays out. Bones does procedural cases very well, but it’s never quite worked out how to handle a long-term villain. Gormogon was cursed by the writers’ strike while Broadsky and the Grave Digger showed up so sporadically that they never really felt like ongoing mysteries, just a series of stand-alone cases.
Leeds has several TV credits, including Matt’s evil friend on the first two seasons of FX’s Nip/Tuck and, more recently, as a steampunk dueler on a season 3 episode of Castle.
Bones season 7 begins Thursday, November 3 at 9pm on FOX.
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