Bones creator Hart Hanson is introducing a new recurring character on his show this December that could lead to a spinoff.
On the December 6th episode of Bones the new character will be introduced, and his name is Walter Sherman. A former MP who served with Booth in Iraq, Walter is someone Booth doesn’t get along with, but Brennan will be fascinated by the eccentric man, who is said to be able to find anything. Walter suffers from acute paranoia due to brain damage he suffered during the war, which has made him skeptical of everything, and prone to asking questions that are seemingly offensive and irrelevant while trying to get to the truth.
According to TV Guide, the spinoff will be made or broken based on casting the right actor to play Walter Sherman.
But wait, wait… a Fox series… starring a mad/eccentric genius… named Walter… This character sounds vaguely familiar. Might I humbly suggest Mr. Hanson consider a different first name for his new character? And of course, this would hardly be the first Fox series to star an abrasive ingenue who uses a seemingly cruel personality to help people.
As for Hanson’s new show, I’ll certainly give it a shot. Bones is currently the only procedural I can stomach — mostly because I ignore the murder-of-the-week and focus instead on the sparkling chemistry between the show’s enjoyable characters.