David Boreanaz Tweets Cryptic Messages About The Future Of Bones, Series Creator Hart Hanson Responds

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Former Angel and current Bones star David Boreanaz went on Twitter the other day to make mention of the show's upcoming appearance at Comic-Con 2012, and promptly freaked out fans of the show with a rather cryptic series of messages.

First tweet - "SDCC 2012 shld be a blast and quite possibly the last for ? Farewell tour? Look forward to seeing everyone there." Farewell tour? What?

Second tweet - "Let's put this in sports terms. I'm a free agent after this season. So the Bones fair well tour is in full-swing.". Free agent? His contract is running out?

Third tweet - "You must always keep your options open and ready for New challenges. The fear is the unknown and that's exciting." Yep, definitely sounds like he's leaving the show.

These tweets quite understandably worried fans of the veteran FOX drama, as there is really no feasible way to continue the show without one half of the Bones-Booth duo. Anonymous sources at FOX claimed that the show's future after season eight hasn't even been discussed yet, and there were no current plans to end the series. Last night, series creator Hart Hanson finally responded directly to Boreanaz's comments -

"We are in no way planning for [season 8] to be the last season. I mean anything can happen in a complicated world, but we’re very, very confident in having at least a season 9, and I can see as far as season 10 before my eyes get misty."

On whether Boreanaz might just be angling to start negotiations for a new contract early, Hanson said this - "If he is, then man, hats off to him. I would like him to consult with my agents next time if he’s thinking that far in advance. :laughs: Really, I think more likely he’s just playing around…. If you cross Tom Sawyer with Ferris Bueller, you get David Boreanaz. He loves a brouhaha. That should be his middle name. But I don’t think, even for him, he meant to cause this brouhaha. All his incendiary tweets, :laughs: have an element of truth to them. It’s never out of nowhere. It’s always connected to something, and his deal is up at the end of season 8, so it’s like, ‘Hey, how much do you love me?’ It’s possible. But again, that’s awfully far in advance."

When asked if he believes Boreanaz is simply dissatisfied with working on the series, Hanson seemed confident that he wasn't - "I believe he is certainly hoping for season 9. I don’t think he’s getting tired of it. I think he’ll probably want a little more money when he next has a chance, but that’s completely par for the course. That’s just the way things go. I know him well enough after all these years. He’s just having some fun."

Bones herself, Emily Deschanel, has yet to make any public comment either way. Her contract is also up after season eight.

Do you think the future of Bones is in jeopardy, or is noted prankster Boreanaz just messing around with the audience?


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Written by: msd85
Jun 15th, 2012, 5:20 am


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Message Posted On Dec 5th, 2012, 6:28 am

Maybe its time for the show to end......


Message Posted On Jun 15th, 2012, 9:49 am
I believe Boreanaz is seriously thinking about not renewing his contract next year. 8 years is a lot and maybe too long for a tv star in his 40s who wants to move on to better, more imaginative, more serious productions. Boreanaz has matured as an actor and lately a director. I am 100% sure he wants more than "Bones" in terms of production values. Of course money counts an awful lot. So between a great paycheck (200.000$ per episode) and freedom to do whatever kind of show he desires, I really don't know what he will choose. But he is at least thinking of ending his participation on "Bones". As for Hanson's response, he's just doing PR: we're confident this is not the last season / the star is just joking, he won't leave. Because, what producer would publicly admit that his only show could be cancelled and that he knows one of his stars wants out? He will deny it until the last possible minute.
Fake Me Out

Message Posted On Jun 15th, 2012, 7:13 am
The problem is as a show gets to Bones age the ratings begin to sag and the network/studio are looking to cut costs to keep the show in production ... the talent on the other hand is looking for a larger paycheck ... sometimes things can be worked out and other times money gets in the way and a show that still had legs gets canceled/ended before it's time. In this case both David & Emily own a piece of the show and so will also make money for years to come on the backend (syndication, DVDs, etc)

Message Posted On Jun 15th, 2012, 5:52 am
Only who don't know David Boreanaz think he's being serious about his comments! He's a teaser by nature! Hart Hanson and Bones peeps knws that and the fans that really knows him knows that too but is relief see Hart Hanson clarifying things just in case.
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