David Boreanaz was the first actor to be cast in Bones.
Series creator Hart Hanson described the actors who had auditioned for the role of Seeley Booth as "pretty boy waifs"; he immediately responded when the head of the studio, Dana Walden, suggested Boreanaz for the role.
The external shots are of the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.
The interiors of the Jeffersonian Institute were specially built on a large sound stage at the 20th Century Fox lot in Century City, Los Angeles.
Another element conceived for the show was the "Angelatron", a holographic projector that provides a way to replace the flashbacks often used by other procedural shows.
Brennan is the central character and team leader of the fictional Jeffersonian Institute Medico-Legal Lab, a federal institution that collaborates with the FBI, mirroring the real-life relationship between the FBI and the Smithsonian Institution. C., the show revolves around solving Federal legal cases by examining the human remains of possible murder victims. Brennan and her team provide scientific expertise and Special Agent Booth provides FBI criminal investigation technique.Bones is a joint production by Josephson Entertainment, Far Field Productions and 20th Century Fox Television.The premise of the show is an alliance between forensic anthropologist Dr.As the show is based on the works of Reichs, the writers constantly involve her in the process of producing the episodes' story lines.Although the show's main character is also loosely based on Reichs, producers decided to name her Temperance Brennan, after the character in Reichs' novels; In order to make Bones a unique crime drama in the midst of the multiple procedural dramas that already populated network television like the Law & Order and CSI franchises, Hanson decided to infuse the show with as much dark humor and character development as possible.