Leonard Nimoy has provided an update on his Fringe future. Will he be back in Season 5? Read on for the latest.
Explaining what motivated him to reprise his role as the enigmatic William Bell in the 2-part Fringe Season 4 finale, Nimoy said:
“I’m a sucker for a good role and [Fringe executive producer] J.J. Abrams is a friend of mine. He calls. I take his call. The writers and producers, Joel Wyman and Jeff Pinkner, and the cast – they’re a wonderful bunch of people and I enjoy being there. When they called and asked me if I would do it, it was pretty easy to convince me that there was an interesting challenge in the character and a very wonderful company to work with.”
The recent visit to the show’s 2036 Observer-ridden future (to be at least partially explored in Season 5) revealed an ambered William Bell along with other members of the Fringe team. Does this mean Nimoy is set to return in Season 5? Nimoy said:
“I’m sure we will be having conversations about that before too long. I haven’t heard anything new about William Bell or the show, except that it has been picked up for 13 episodes, which I think is wonderful. I know the company was hoping for that so they could have another season to close it out successfully. I haven’t herd anything about Bell coming back, but I’m sure I’ll be getting a call. We’ll talk about it. It will depend on my schedule. It will depend on what they have in mind for the character. There are a lot of issues to be dealt with, but we’ll be talking.”
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