The Show Any word on whether Bones will be picked up for Season 7 yet?
Hart Hanson: We expect our pickup any time… it’s all about business, not creative stuff.
Have you started writing the season finale?
I have an outline for the season finale but I haven’t started the script. I promise to deliver a good season finale. The original plan was to have a two-hour finale this season but that was scrapped when we agreed to do 23 episodes instead of 22.
Will we see an undercover episode any time soon?
The season finale will be an undercover episode.
How did you get the idea to create Bones?
Big-shot movie producer Barry Josephson came to me with a documentary about Kathy Reichs and asked if there was a series in it. I thought there might be… and here we are.
Do you think there will ever be a Bones movie?
I don’t think a Bones movie will happen until the Bones series is done and gone.
How did you ever find out about these experiments, i.e. cellophane tape?
All of this stuff can be done by the way. [Producer] Karine Rosenthal dug up all sorts of fascinatingly analogue ways of doing things. We have researchers but the writers do tons of their own research. That way you find all sorts of fascinating things on the way.
The Spin-off What was the highlight of filming in Florida with Emily (Brennan) and DavidBooth) for the spin-off series, The Finder? (
I think the highlight of Florida was David and Emily realizing that the Everglades have actual, real alligators in them... and that's where they had to stand. There was a huge alligator named "Peaches" that Floridians kept saying was very friendly. They looked like logs with eyeballs to me, so I kept forgetting to be scared. I think that’s how they get food.
How is the spin-off series coming?
The spin off is being edited right now. Then the director gets a cut… then I get a cut… then the studio and the network weigh in.