After six seasons, Fox is looking to create a spinoff from "Bones;" which has a good chance of making it on next fall’s schedule. And the network has already found its two lead actors.
TV Line is reporting that Geoff Stults and Michael Clarke Duncan have been signed to star in a backdoor pilot for "The Locator," which is based on a two book series by writer Richard Greener. "The Locator" follows Walter Sherman, a former military policeman who earned "the Locator" nickname due to his ability to find almost anything.
Stults will portray Walter Sherman and Duncan will play his partner Leo, who is described as "a tough, raw-hide cowboy philosopher."
Prior to this part, Stults was primarily known for his leading roles in "October Road," "7th Heaven" and "Happy Town," in addition to his guest appearances on "Joey," "Las Vegas" and the feature film, "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell."
Duncan has an extensive list of credits to his name, including his memorable part in "The Green Mile" as the mysteriously empowered John Coffey as well as roles in "Planet of The Apes," "Armageddon,’ "Daredevil," "The Scorpion King" and "Sin City."
"The Locator" pilot will double as the 19th episode of "Bones’" sixth season and will likely integrate both Walter Sherman and Leo into an investigation with Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz).
"Bones" recently posted its season high ratings, thanks in large part to the returning "American Idol" acting as its lead in on Thursday nights.