Last month, Bones creator Hart Hanson promised that Booth and Brennan’s Season 9 nuptials “will happen in a way you don’t expect and [at] a time you don’t expect.”
He wasn’t kidding about the second half of that statement.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the venerable Fox drama will defy TV convention and not make fans wait until the end of the season to see Booth and Brennan get hitched. No, the ceremony will take place sooner rather than later. Much sooner.
As in: It’s shooting this week.
Bones insiders confirm that wedding episode is currently in production and is slated to air later this fall. And all indications are that it will be an affair to remember.
Fox's Bones is filling the chapel with familiar faces for the October wedding of Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz). "Everybody's in it," reveals executive producer Stephen Nathan. "We have virtually all of our available Squints." That includes Daisy (Carla Gallo), Wendell (Michael Grant Terry), Clark (Eugene Byrd), Aristoo (Pej Vahdat), Fisher (Joel Moore) and Oliver (Brian Klugman). Patricia Belcher's popular recurring character, Caroline Julian, will also attend. "It's a massive cast."
Though Deschanel's sister, Zooey, was invited to reprise her role as Brennan's cousin Margaret Whitesell, her New Girl shooting schedule prevented an appearance. But the pews will still be overflowing with family and friends. "We have Ralph Waite [Booth's grandfather, Hank], Joanna Cassidy [Booth's mom, Marianne] and Ryan O'Neal [Brennan's dad, Max]," says Nathan, who also confirms the return of Booth's long-absent son, Parker (Ty Panitz). Booth's brother, Jared, we will learn, is unable to attend due to his military obligations.
Though new cast member Mather Zickel will be present at the ceremony as Booth's old priest friend, Aldo, Nathan says a mystery priest will also be on hand, perhaps to perform the service. And look forward to a return appearance from Cyndi Lauper as medium Avalon Harmonia, who will likely sing for the newlyweds.
The fun won't stop with the wedding, as the couple jets below the border for a honeymoon-themed episode with a twist. "It will be quite a unique situation," hints Nathan. "How could they have a wedding escape without a murder? The only way it could be better would be if there was an actual bow around the body."