Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bones - Collider: Executive Producers Hart Hanson & Stephen Nathan Interview

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Bones 2011

COLLIDER: Executive Producers Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan Talk BONES and THE FINDER

by Christina Radish
April 4th, 2012

Already renewed for Season 8, the Fox drama series Bones return[ed] in a new timeslot on Mondays with all-new episodes, starting with a very untraditional arrival of Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan’s (Emily Deschanel) baby daughter. In “The Prisoner in the Pipe,” a neighborhood is on edge when remains are found in the sewer, identified as a male fugitive who escaped from the penitentiary for financial fraud, and Booth and Brennan turn to an inmate for clues about the murder.

During this recent interview to promote the return of the show, executive producers Hart Hanson (who is also executive producer of The Finder) and Stephen Nathan talked about what it will be like for Booth and Brennan to work together and have a baby together, how they decide when a recurring character will come back for a specific episode, how the arrival of the baby will change things (or not) for the characters, the decision to skip over showing the development of the Booth and Brennan relationship before skipping straight to the pregnancy, what’s to come for the other characters, what might happen to the four stand-alone episodes that are in limbo with the shortened season, and whether other cast members might appear on The Finder, if that series gets another season...

... Question: Will the FBI become an obstacle for Booth and Brennan at work, especially now that they’re going to have the baby and be living together?

HART HANSON: "We’re not planning a storyline in which the FBI says, “You can’t be partners.” We discussed it and then we thought, “God, if we tell that story, there isn’t a single audience member who’s going to go, ‘Oh, my God, I wonder if they’ll never be allowed to work together again.’” So, we just decided not to do that. It may come up, from time to time, especially from Sweets, that it’s odd to have a couple working together, but it’s not the oddest thing in the world."

STEPHEN NATHAN: "I think the most important thing for us is to keep the show on the same footing it’s been on for seven years, which is that this is a murder show, and Booth and Brennan are always going to be working together to solve these murders. We don’t ever intend to take that away. That’s not to say that it won’t be incredibly difficult for them, but it won’t be because of any bureaucratic nonsense that will make it difficult. It’ll just be them working together, and the difficulties they have working together, as they always have..."

Bones airs on its NEW night - Monday - at 8/7C on FOX.

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