Fox’s “Bones” will soon air its final season. Season 12 will conclude the stories of the Jeffersonian team members. After an action-packed Season 11 finale in which Dr. Temperance Brennan was kidnapped by her former assistant Dr. Zachary “Zach” Addy, the cast and crew of the crime series are gearing to produce an action-packed, fitting conclusion.
“Bones” co-showrunner, Jonathan Collier, is hoping that the series’ creator, Hart Hanson, will write the swan song of the series finale. “He’s [Hart Hanson has] been very, very, very involved in discussing the series,” Collier told TVLine. “He’s the best person in history to inherit a show from because he gives you his blessing. He’s handed over the show to us, but he is also very available to us,” he said. Collier added that he would love Hanson and the former executive producer of “Bones,” Stephen Nathan, to co-write the swan song.
Furthermore, Fox could air the show’s penultimate and final episode on the same night, giving fans a two-hour “Bones” finale event. However, the decision rests solely on the network.
Meanwhile, Collier also addressed Dr. Camille “Cam” Saroyan (Tamara Taylor) and Dr. Arastoo Vaziri’s (Pej Vahdat) upcoming wedding. In contrast to Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Seeley Booth’s (David Boreanaz) nuptials, Cam and Arastoo’s marriage will be a low-key affair. “I think [we had our] big wedding with Brennan and Booth,” Collier said. “So let’s just say that it’s going to be exciting and different.”
Furthermore, Fox has cast three award-winning actors to guest-star in Season 12. Emmy winners Ed Asner and Hal Holbrook and Oscar-nominated actress June Squibb will make an appearance in the final season of “Bones,” TVLine reports.
Asner will guest-star in Season 12, episode 3 as Mike Mancuso. Mancuso looks like a kindly man on the surface, but he is actually a deceptive, devious man underneath that friendly veneer.
Holbrook will portray a Marine Corp veteran named Red Fletcher who has a strong and silent demeanor. He will behave almost like Booth after 40 years of being an FBI Agent.
Meanwhile, Squipp will essay the role of a resident of a retirement home who has an infamous temper.
“Bones” Season 12 will premiere in early 2017 on Fox.