"Lost" executive producer Jeff Pinkner has been hired to run "Fringe," Fox's high-profile sci-fi drama from J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Pinkner will serve as executive producer/showrunner. The project centers on FBI agent (Anna Torv), who teams with a guy (Joshua Jackson) and his scientist father (John Noble), to confront the spread of unexplained phenomena.
Pinkner's relationship with Abrams extends beyond serving as executive producer/writer on "Lost," Abrams' ABC series. He also served in the same capacity on Abrams' "Alias," also for ABC.