After 12 years as the lead star on a hit crime procedural, it’s not surprising that Deschanel opted to take a much-deserved break. In 2018, she booked only one role, voicing herself on an episode of “The Simpsons.” It would not be until 2019 — two years after “Bones” ended — that viewers would once again see Deschanel back on the small screen.
Deschanel joined the cast of “Animal Kingdom” during the fourth season of TNT’s family crime drama. She plays the recurring character Angela, a recovering addict and ex-con who is a thorn in the side of Janine “Smurf” Cody (Ellen Barkin), the domineering matriarch of the crime family at the center of the show’s story. There’s been no confirmation that Deschanel is involved with the fifth season of “Animal Kingdom,” whose production was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is scheduled to arrive sometime this summer.
According to her IMDb page, Deschanel also had a guest role in the third season of the ABC police procedural series “The Rookie” and will be appearing in the indie drama film “Continue,” which is currently in post-production.