Skeleton crew: Next week's episode of U.S. network show Bones set in Newfoundland
Locations shot by Newfoundland and Labrador company include St. John's, Bay Bulls, Cape Broyle
Newfoundland fans of forensic investigation thriller Bones may recognize the setting of next week's episode.
The Fox Television show hired Newfoundland and Labrador company Wavelight Productions to shoot footage in several locations around the Avalon Peninsula in September, for an episode that airs Feb. 21.
The eighth episode of Season 12, "The Grief and the Girl," will feature shots of Harbour Drive and Gower Street in St. John's, Bay Bulls, Cape Broyle, Logy Bay, Middle Cove and Pouch Cove.
Producer 'did a ton of research' on Newfoundland
Bones is a long-running program starring Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance (Bones) Brennan, a forensic anthropologist who works closely with FBI agent Seeley Booth, played by David Boreanaz, to solve cases involving human remains.
Wavelight general manager and producer Kelly Collins said the company became involved when she got a call from the show's executive producer.
"Jan DeWitt called me one day in September and asked if we'd be interested in shooting some footage for an episode of the final season of Bones, so of course we said yes," she said. "The whole episode takes place in Newfoundland."
Collins said DeWitt had learned about Newfoundland and "did a ton of research" on the area.
"He thought it sounded like a really interesting place, so he decided to set the episode here," she said.
Mix of drone and regular video
Deschanel and Boreanaz weren't in town, though. Collins said Wavelight was hired to shoot various locations as part of what's known as second-unit production.
"We shot down in Middle Cove and Torbay, some nice drone footage," she said. "We also shot down on the harbourfront and Gower Street, and out on the Southern Shore. We did a mixture of drone and regular video."
Collins said the shoot was a great time.
"It was just myself and Troy Maher, our shooter at Wavelight," she told CBC's On The Go.
"We were pretty proud of the footage. They were thrilled once they got the footage, so that was nice. We were like, 'So I hope this is good enough for Bones!' But they said they were very happy with everything and loved working with us, so that was good. We were proud of that."
With files from On The Go