In just under three months, Emily Deschanel (Temperance Brennan) and David Boreanaz (Seeley Booth) will be back, along with most of their co-stars, when Bones returns with its fourth season September 3. As with a slew of returning shows this fall, Bones gallops back into our small screens via a two-hour premiere. Other FOX shows set to resume with two-episode openings include Prison Break, The Moment of Truth, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader and the much talked about newcomer from J.J. Abrams, Fringe.
By the time Bones is back on the air with a whole new batch of riveting stories to regale us week after week, most of us would hopefully already be recovered from losing teddy bear character, Zach to the dark side of the Gormogon. For the moment, here’s something that, with any luck, might tickle the fancy of Bones fans particularly keen on the Booth-Brennan romance.
We’ve been hearing from Bones showrunner, Hart Hanson, over the past couple of weeks, primarily about the shock of finding out that Eric Millegan‘s character was the Gormogon apprentice. We have more from Hanson again, but this time, he clues us in on how sparks were there early on between lead stars, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz.
“Certainly early on, as early as testing for the network, David and Emily had that thing that you can not manufacture and that you need a lot of luck to put in the same room,” Hanson said of his two leads. “Once we wrote to that a little bit in the first season you could see, ‘Oh, that’s such a strength for the show.’ Around the time we did an episode about someone who was eaten by a bear in the Great North Woods, I think we hit our stride there with knowing how funny and touching and how much of a romantic comedy could be between those two going out into the world.”
Hanson also raved about David Boreanaz, admitting to instantly wanting him from the very start.
“The head of the studio, Dana Walden, suggested David to me. ‘Would I be interested in meeting with him?’ Hanson recounted. “I said, ‘I’m ready to hire him right now. I’m ready to take him on right now,’ because I had seen Buffy and Angel, and I was pretty sure I knew what he could do. I was wrong, by the way; I underestimated.”
-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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