on ABC’s Happy Town, will play “Locator” Walter Sherman in the April episode of Bones serving as a backdoor pilot for a potential spin-off series, EW has confirmed. The Hollywood Reporter first reported news of the long-awaited casting, which exec producer Stephen Nathan described as a tricky process to EW earlier this month. “You want to find people you want to see every single week do one unique character. That’s why when you have Hugh Laurie, who is essentially playing a very unlikable character, you love to see him. And that is a rare, rare quality to find,” he said. “The finder won’t be an unlikeable character, but because it is a unique character, it’s difficult to find just the right person.” Casting came down to the wire: The episode — which finds Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) traveling for a case to Key West, Fla., where the spin-off would be set — will shoot next month. READ FULL STORY »Geoff Stults, last seen
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Hart Hanson is developing a potential spin-off, Fox confirms with EW. As first reported by Deadline, it would revolve not around an existing character — fans, breathe! — but tracker Walter Sherman, the central figure in “The Locator” novels by Richard Greener. If all goes according to plan, Hanson will introduce Sherman in an episode Fox says he’ll shoot in early December for air next year. In the books, Sherman is a Vietnam vet, but in the Bones world, Sherman will be a former military policeman who served in Iraq with Booth (David Boreanaz). Just as Booth didn’t originally get along with socially-challenged Brennan, he and Sherman — who suffered brain damage overseas that left him “skeptical of every statement” and prone to asking “offensive, seemingly irrelevant questions which oddly enough turn out to be extremely relevant” — will butt heads. Brennan, on the other hand, will be fascinated by him — which means he’s very good at his job (hence the nickname The Locator). If the network believes Hanson’s found a true leading man, the character could spin-off to his own series. (How very JAG to NCIS to NCIS: Los Angeles of them.) Hanson is looking to cast an actor in his late 20s or 30s.Bones creator
So, what do you think? It could be nice for Bones to have someone to do a crossover episode with that makes more sense than The Family Guy. In the crowded procedural field, the character sounds somewhat original. (Though not as cool as crime scene cleaner Webster Fillmore Goodhue, the focus of the Alan Ball HBO pilot starring Bright Star‘s Ben Whishaw.) Who would you cast? This is a tough one: It needs to be someone with a believable physique for military police, who can act amusingly paranoid and reclusive, but who is also very attractive (I’m assuming). I don’t know how old Theo Alexander, who played Talbot on True Blood last season is, but we know he can wear a suit and deliver biting dialogue. (Can he do an American accent?) Fox would probably want a bigger name though. Where’s a young Jeff Goldblum when you need him?
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