ComingSoon.net talked to “Fringe” star Lance Reddick, who plays Agent Phillip Broyles, about what’s coming in the new season. As you may know, production shut down until August 7th because John Noble, who plays Walter Bishop, is being treated for a sleep disorder. They haven’t gone too far into the fifth and final season of the show, but Reddick gave us a preview of what’s to come and let us know what he wants to see happen at the end of the series.
He told us, “We’re starting twenty-five years in the future, as you know. We’re starting where we left off in episode 419 (‘Letters of Transit’). The rest of the Fringe team is the same age, but I’ve aged twenty-five years. The Observers have taken over and it’s about us trying to get our world back.”
We had to ask about the age makeup. Reddick tells us that it took three-and-a-half hours in “Letters of Transit.” “It may be faster this season, because I haven’t shot anything yet. I’m not in the first few episodes,” he said. “Hopefully, since we only shot that one episode and we’re trying to figure it out, it will be faster. But it’s the job.”
He added that the first episode hasn’t been finished yet and that he hasn’t seen any scripts. He said that because of this, he felt comfortable telling us what he’d like to see happen for his character and the show as a whole. “I would love — I’m almost afraid to say it because I don’t know and it might happen — but I’m a blaze of glory kind of guy. I’d love to go out with real heroics. But wow, for the show, I’d love to see us win. I don’t know how, with the Observers controlling the world and being so much more advanced and powerful, mentally and technologically. And I’d love to see Olivia (Anna Torv) and Peter (Joshua Jackson) live happily ever after. I’d love to see all of that.”
The fifth and final season of “Fringe” will premiere on Friday, September 28 at 9/8c on Fox.
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