Over the past eight seasons of Bones, we’ve only gotten a glimpse of Brennan’s mom, Christine Brennan (nee Ruth Keenan), and mostly just in flashbacks. Now, the show has decided to bring her her back again, and they’ve cast a new actress to portray her.
TV Guide reports that former Melrose Place star Brooke Langton (Samantha Reilly) has been cast to play Mama Christine in an upcoming episode of Season 8. During “A Shot in the Dark,” Brennan will have a near-death experience after she is shot, and she’ll see her mother while she is in an “altered state.”
So, yes, Brennan and her mama do appear to be about the same age — but that is because Brennan is remembering her now-deceased mother as she was back before she and Brennan’s dad, Russ, disappeared and left their children behind.