Upon the return of “Bones” next year after its winter hiatus, fans can look forward to the introduction of a new villain in the comedy-drama series.
According to CarterMatt.com, the title of the upcoming episode, “The Ghost in the Killer,” hints about the arrival of a new “major villain for the season” in the Ghost Killer, who has been teased in the past.
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Unfortunately, Fox has yet to reveal details or spoilers about the episode or the villain, although we do know that the figure is mysterious, likes to hang out in the shadows, and he’s nothing like tech super-genius Pelant.
The first promo also doesn’t quell growing anticipation about the Ghost Killer since, more than likely, producers are probably waiting a to build up the story before promoting it.
Despite suspicion that Fox scheduled the long-running drama to Friday nights and planned to cancel the show, “Bones” producers say the show has shown resiliency and that they’re looking ahead to a 10th season. Season nine will also end with a milestone cliffhanger.
“We’re going out on a pretty big cliffhanger at the end of this [ninth] season,” executive producer Stephen Nathan tells TVLine. “It will change, at least temporarily, the landscape of the show. It really will be a very big shift in how Booth and Brennan will be dealing with crimes in the future.”
However, Nathan says they have a “contingency plan” is in place just in case Fox decides to pull the plug. If that happens, then he says the season finale will be turned into a series finale.
Nathan also revealed to TV Line that the show is casting a new male squintern in 2014.
“He’s someone who came to the country seeking asylum,” says Nathan. “He was a very, very prominent forensic anthropologist in his own country, but [in the U.S.] he’s a student because he has to get his degree again. He has to work his way up to a position that he already occupied for many years. He feels that he’s Brennan’s equal, but Brennan really doesn’t feel the same.” Nathan added that “He’s not from the Middle East. He defected from this hemisphere. So that’s something that everyone should be able to narrow down.”
Catch an all-new episode of “Bones” on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 on Fox.
Even on Fridays, “Bones” cannot be stopped. The show’s producers are so confident in their series, in fact, that there are plans to end Season 9 with a cliffhanger that will roll into a Season 10 in the fall of 2014.
What could possibly stop “Bones” now?
Having moved to Fridays for the final episodes of its fall run, “Bones ” managed to hang on to most of its Monday audience. The show has won the 8 p.m. slot for FOX on Fridays and thus looks to be a good bet for renewal. “We’re going out on a pretty big cliffhanger,” executive producer Stephen Nathan told TVLine in a recent interview. “It will change, at least temporarily, the landscape of the show. It really will be a very big shift in how Booth and Brennan will be dealing with crimes in the future.”
Nathan also offered assurances that there are plans to switch the Season 9 finale to a series finale, should it come to that.
But why would it come to that? Here are the reasons “Bones” could stop before Season 10:
- Precipitous ratings drops are not impossible. “Bones” counts as a success for FOX now, but one slip and newer shows are ready to take is place.
- Stars could move on. There have been rumors for years that David Boreanaz has plans to leave at some point. It’s hard to imagine “Bones” continuing without one or both of its stars.
- The vagaries of network decision-making could come into play. Why do networks make the choices they do? No one seems to have much of an explanation for that.
- Although it seems unlikely at this point, the plot could reach a satisfying conclusion and end.
“Bones” will return with new episodes on Fridays at 8 p.m. this winter.
The next big serial killer on Bones season 9 may be coming soon, according to new spoilers.
The new serial killer after Pelant (Andrew Leeds) will be much more silent and secretive than his predecessor.
“We will not know whether or not we are meeting the person when we see the episode,” Nathan told TV Guide recently. Brennan (Emily Deschanel) will definitely be keeping her eyes open for him, though.
“[Pelant's warning] is in the back of Brennan’s mind,” Deschanel explained to TV Guide. “Where she has doubts is whether, when Pelant died, their hopes of solving those murders died with him. I think she fears it did.”
Nathan added that viewers will see Pelant again on Bones, which is somewhat impossible considering he died earlier in the season, however the appearance may be a hallucination on Brennan’s part.
In other Bones spoiler news, Fox recently released a synopsis for a December episode which guest stars Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney.
In the episode, titled The Spark in the Park, the Jeffersonian team will be investigating the murder of a prominent gymnast. All evidence lead to a fellow gymnast (Maroney), but it is soon discovered that the murdered gymnast led a double life. Meanwhile, Booth gets angry at Brennan when she grows attached to the victim’s father (guest star Richard Schiff). This episode will air Friday, Dec. 6 on Fox.
Bones has cast country singer Charlie Worsham in a guest role.
Worsham will be appearing in an upcoming episode which is to be directed by Bones star David Boreanaz, reports TV Line.
The singer has been cast as an up-and-coming musician who finds himself at the center of a Jeffersonian probe.
Worsham is best known for releasing the hits ‘Could It Be’ and ‘Want Me Too’, and for touring with Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert.
Fox has announced that Bones’s current season will also feature appearances from Kelly Rutherford, The West Wing’s Richard Schiff and Olympian McKayla Maroney.
Bones airs on Fridays at 8/7c on Fox.
Source: Digital Spy
An interesting fact – I briefly met Charlie this last summer when my husband and I went to a concert at the Opry and did the backstage tour. *Awesome* !!
Things could get a bit physical on Bones this season. The Fox drama has booked Ultimate Fighting Championship star Chuck Liddell to guest-star on the new season’s fourth episode, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Building off his real-life persona, Liddell will play a mixed martial artist considered to be the toughest guy in the world. However, his connection to the case of the week will provide some interaction with Booth (David Boreanaz). Given that Booth is on the hunt for Pelant (Andrew Leeds) this season, perhaps Liddell’s character could give Seeley a few tips on how to inflict some pain?
Since his days as UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, “The Iceman” has appeared on such shows as Entourage, Blue Mountain State and Hawaii Five-0. He also competed on the ninth season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
Bones premieres Monday, Sept. 16 at 8/7c on Fox. Liddell’s episode, titled “The Lady on the List,” is scheduled to air sometime in October.