David Boreanaz sets post-Bones project
Fox’s long-running series Bones is coming to a close next week, and David Boreanaz has lined up his next project. After 12 seasons playing an FBI agent, Boreanaz is set to portray a Navy SEAL in a new CBS drama pilot, EW has confirmed.
Boreanaz replaces Jim Caviezel, who left the project due to creative differences, and will play Jason, the internally and externally scarred leader of a Navy SEAL assault team. The as yet untitled project will costar Max Thierot (Bates Motel) as Clay, a millennial with plenty of swagger but deep insecurities; Neil Brown Jr. (Straight Outta Compton) as Ray, Jason’s most trusted friend and colleague; A.J. Buckley (Justified) as Sonny, a self-destructive but loyal fighter; Toni Trucks (Franklin & Bash) as Diaz, the team’s logistics officer; and Jessica Paré (Mad Men) as Mandy, an extremely intelligent CIA analyst.
If the show gets picked up to series, Ed Redlich (Unforgettable, Without a Trace) will serve as showrunner. The pilot will be helmed by veteran director Chris Chulack (ER and Shameless) and written by Ben Cavell, who is known for his work on Sneaky Pete, Homeland, and Justified. Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverley will also serve as executive producers.