Originally scheduled for December, Movieline reports the “planted spin-off” episode won’t actually air until February or March.
This might have something to do with the fact that the character it focuses on has yet to be cast.
As we first reported in October, the proposed spin-off would follow reclusive savant Walter Sherman from Richard Greener‘s “The Locator” book series. The series will incorporate Sherman into the “Bones” storyline as a wartime nemesis of Agent Booth (David Boreanaz).
Zap2it readers didn’t agree with our suggestion of “Lone Star” refugee James Wolk, but they did throw out some interesting choices for the role like Lee Pace (“Pushing Daisies”, James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and, more laughably, “3rd Rock From the Sun” star French Stewart.
Maybe it’s good that FOX is taking its time on this one.