BONES Casts Andrew Leeds as a New Big Bad
September 13, 2011 by Marisa Roffman
The next baddie the BONES team will be facing has been cast!
Fox has confirmed to Give Me My Remote that Andrew Leeds had landed the role of Christopher Pellant, the new recurring foe who will be tormenting the Jeffersonian team this season. He’ll first appear in the sixth hour of the year, which will also serve as the mid-season finale before the series goes off the air to accommodate series star Emily Deschanel’s (Brennan) real-life maternity leave.
According to BONES creator Hart Hanson, right now the cast is in the midst of shooting episodes 5 and 6, “so we can shoot out Emily, so she can go have her baby.”
As of Monday night — when the part hadn’t yet been cast — Hanson freely spoke about trying to cast the new nemesis.
“We just haven’t started shooting the part that he’s in, [but] it’s a big presence,” he said. “And it’s a really important piece of casting and we all, literally — I don’t think it’s bad to say — we all have an idea in our head of what this guy is like, including the network and all of us [who work on the show] and the studio and everything. So there is a lot of conversation about it.” (And as you may recall, BONES writer Carla Kettner previously teased this guy is “the first character I’ve felt is potentially an intellectual match for Brennan.”)
And how many episodes will the new baddie be in?
“We’ll know more when we come back [from our break],” Hanson said. “[He’ll be in] one before the break and I’d guess two more [after the hiatus] — but it also depends on how many episodes we do.”
Yes, you read that right. While Fox’s President of Entertainment, Kevin Reilly said just last month that they were only planning on having 13 hours this season, Hanson told me last night, “We’ll do somewhere between 13 and 18.”
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