No, David Boreanaz is not 'breaking bones' in a literal sense. However, he may be breaking away from his long-standing tenure with the Fox television drama series, “Bones.” Rumors are flying everywhere that the “Bones” star is planning to leave the Fox subroutine after nine successful years.
Boreanaz, who portrays the dominant role of Washington D.C.-based FBI Agent, Seeley Booth, is allegedly planning to walk away from the show at the end of the ninth season in the spring of 2014.
According to close acquaintances of Boreanaz, he plans to leave regardless of any sizable monetary offer the network puts on the table.
Boreanaz is aiming to explore new heights and facets in his craft an effort to broaden the horizon of his career. He feels that his time has passed on “Bones.” Boreanaz also took to Twitter a few months ago in an effort to subliminally share his perspective on the show with the fans. Although the tweet was later removed from his timeline, it spoke volumes that raised speculation of his departure.
The 140 characters made a profound statement that shook “Bones” fans around the country. According to Perez Hilton, the tweet read, "I’m a free agent after this season [Season8]. So the Bones farewell tour is in full-swing. You must always keep your options open and ready for new challenges. The fear is the unknown and that’s exciting.”
An insider also put the business aspects of the show into perspective. “The show makes a lot of money, but re-casting a lead is always a challenge. The network could throw in the towel if David can’t be signed for more seasons after this one,” the insider explained. While the rumors have yet to be confirmed, “Bones” fans can only hope for the best.
Fortunately, there is one glint of optimism that may cut down on the severity of speculation. Back in 2012, Boreanaz did tweet a similar statement in reference to a “Bones farewell tour” at the end of season seven, only to commit to returning to the show through season 9. So, only time will tell if the cameras will continue to roll. With the show's laudable success, hopefully they will.
Image via Twitter | David Boreanaz