Last year, we went to talk to Fox and we made our pitch to get a final season. It really came down to character. Jon and I, in Season 11, we were watching a lot of old episodes. It was actually something David told us to do: go back and rewatch episodes from Seasons 1 and 2, and go back and watch the character dynamics and get some of that magic back. We realized there were a couple of storylines that were specific to Booth and Brennan that we didn’t think were resolved yet. So we pitched to Fox what we wanted to do to resolve those storylines, and because it had to do with characters, because it had to do with our leads, they said absolutely and that’s how we ended up with Season 12…[the goal is to] resolve some key issues for Booth and Brennan.
Despite the series ending, Peterson would ‘love’ to continue Bones for 20 seasons and remains hopeful of a revival somewhere down the line:
It’s hugely emotional. It’s saying goodbye to a lot of people. In hindsight, I haven’t been able to say goodbye to anybody: I keep saying, “We’ll work again together.” That’s the only way it feels right. With 24 having their reboot, or Prison Break or X-Files, we all know it’s possible. Who knows?
Will Bones get dug up in the future? Stay tuned as we monitor the procedural’s revival prospects…