Lance Reddick has expressed his enthusiasm for the “completely serialized” final season of Fringe.
Speaking to Digital Spy at Comic-Con, Reddick, who plays Phillip Broyles on the sci-fi series, said he’s excited for what the final season holds for the his character and the show as a whole:
“I’m excited about what I think my character is going to do. I’m excited about the story, because on a show like Fringe it’s incredible that you can say it’s something we’ve never done before.”
“Because, in some ways, this season is going to be more completely serialized than any other season because of the nature of the story, so I’m really ready for it to happen.”
A sentiment echoed all around Seriabledom. While Fringe has always had serial DNA and planted many ‘serialized seeds’, it took a while to fully embrace it serialized element until towards the latter part of Season 2.
It’s now one of the most complex serials on broadcast television, and while Season 4 had too many mythalones/standalones for our taste (something which seemed at odds with where the show was in its serial maturity), as Reddick says, it’s exciting to think that 13 undiluted serialized episodes await.
For showrunner J.H. Wyman, the story of Fringe is one that “has taken four years to unfold,” and while he doesn’t rule out a movie or “Astrid spin-off” happening somewhere down the line, he’s excited to bring this particular saga “to a beautiful ending.”
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Elsewhere, production on the final season of Fringe has halted for 2 weeks while John Noble and Blair Brown recover from illness. Noble is said to have a sleeping disorder.
The final season begins, Sept 28 on Fox