Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hart Hanson on Zack (Again!)

The Banff World Television Festival, June8-11, snuck by us with all the David Boreanaz in Monte Carlo TV Festival pictures and hijinx, but Hart Hanson was there and he said a bit more about the plot choices. He's not backing down from his right to oust Zack but he is willingly admitting their errors in how compressed the plot line was in the end. You can read a blog post here from about various producers/creators on different shows, including his. But I've also copied his excerpt for you here.

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Hart Hanson, creator of the romantic comedy procedural crime drama – say that twice – would say little about the new season other than that the two-hour premiere was being shot in England, and he remains puzzled as to why FOX agreed to the expensive proposition. "It's a huge pain in the ass to write," he indicated, saying the network wanted it to be a cohesive episode but able to be aired as two separate episodes. "So it has to be seamless but with a great big seam in it." About the plot, all he would say was that "someone's going to die, and we find their bones."

As for the fate of Zack (Eric Millegan), Hanson was apologetically unapologetic. He believes in the creative choice to shake up the ensemble, indicated that because they hadn't killed the character, the door was open to revisit Zack "with his poor hands in black gloves or something," but admitted that the strike-shortened season made that arc too compressed. "It should have been seamless. We failed. There are no excuses in television. We should have found a way to make it land more elegantly."

Another Announcement: Scripting Zack

This is a very early announcement but since Jamie outted it already I figured I'd post it here too. Jamie Frevele (of Huffington Post Bones love renown) and I are writing scripts involving Zack and the reasons why he did what he did. We have each posted our own bits already about it - mine, hers - but we're making them into full scripts that we'll then let you guys read. It will be at least a month before they're ready. I'm currently writing a spec script to possibly use for career purposes and she is busy with other pursuits as well but you'll definitely see them well before Season 4. I hope you enjoy!

There will be much more said about it, from both of us, next Friday. But that's yet one more announcement!

Bones Shooting in London - More Details

Fox has issued a press release concerning the filming of the Season 4 Bones Premier, "Yanks in the U.K".



Cast and producers from BONES have crossed the pond to shoot in London this month, the first time the series has shot at an international location or outside Southern California. Partners DR. TEMPERANCE BRENNAN (Emily Deschanel) and SPECIAL AGENT SEELEY BOOTH (David Boreanaz) make the trip from Washington, DC, to Scotland Yard as television’s most addictive and amusing procedural shoots scenes for a special two-hour premiere event airing Wednesday, Sept. 3 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Principal photography begins on Saturday, June 14. Shooting at various locations in and around London, including the Thames River and Oxford University, BONES production will be in the U.K. for several weeks to complete scenes for the show’s Season Four two-part premiere episode, “Yanks in the U.K.” Additional locations include shooting near the historic Tower Bridge, the stately Lambeth Palace, official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, as well as throughout the streets of the city.

“We are immensely pleased to be shooting our Season Four opener in England and are eager to work with the excellent cast and crew available in the U.K. BONES has never shot much more than a few miles outside of Los Angeles before, so we may as well start small by leaving the continent,“ said creator and executive producer Hart Hanson.

The premiere episode finds Brennan guest-lecturing at Oxford University and Booth speaking at Scotland Yard when they are asked by local officials to lend their expertise to a high-profile murder investigation involving a young British heiress.

Source: Fox

Pictures can be seen here

David Boreanaz in London

David Boreanaz has definitely arrived in London, for all you British Fans. Pinkisthenewblog has a pair of images of him jogging in London. Sadly the blogger doesn't even know why he's there.

There are at least 8 images floating around but I haven't found any better ones I can post yet. I'll keep looking!

PS He even wears crazy socks when jogging.

View behind the scenes filming pictures here

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