Is there a chance Bones could return?
Fox’s long-running procedural was picked up for its 12th and final season last February, but the cast and creator addressed the possibility that it could be resurrected in the near future. (According to the creative team, it was not their idea to end the show after season 12.)
“I think those things are always possible and very desirable,” creator Hart Hanson told reporters at the show’s final Television Critics Association session on Wednesday.
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Longtime stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel had a different take, however, putting to bed the notion that Bones could see a revival a la Prison Break and 24: Legacy.
“Everything is possible in life, but I tend to like to go forward,” Boreanaz said of a potential reboot, adding, “In general, I don’t like reunions and I don’t like to go back.”
Deschanel echoed Boreanaz’s sentiments, saying that she’d like to have “some time” away from the universe before revisiting it again -- admitting that it was quite “emotional” for the cast to film the final season.
“It’s very emotional to say goodbye and then next week, you’re coming back!” the actress said of the odd position of closing one chapter and then unexpectedly continuing the same story, though she did leave the door open for future plans.
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“When we come back next year for the four bookends, we’ll do it all in old makeup,” Boreanaz joked.
As for the final moment in the show, Hanson revealed that the ending is not the one he originally envisioned in his mind.
“I did not come up with this ending,” he said. “I love what [executive producers Jonathan Collier, Michael Peterson and Randy Zisk] have done. I give them my full support.”
Bones’ final season airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.