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Finding the Pattern: "Fringe" Cast Teases Season Two

Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Jasika Nicole, Lance Reddick, and Blair Brown seem to want to tell us just what Season Two of Fringe is all about... but they seem unable to reveal much in the way of details.

That might be due to threats from Massive Dynamic or the publicity team at FOX, which today released the below sneak peek at Season Two of the FOX drama series, which returns with a story of parallel dimensions this fall. (On September 17th, to be precise.)

According to the official FOX press release, "Each episode of the sophomore season promises to uncover more about the larger threat and while some questions will be answered, new ones will surface. The intensity accelerates as Season Two opens with Olivia’s shocking return to this reality, and a determined Peter, unknowingly in a race against time with an ominous mobile force, pursues information about Olivia’s blurred and perplexing visit to the alternate reality. Meanwhile, Walter reenters the lab to cook up a bit of fringe science, and of course, some custard for someone’s birthday."

So what did the cast have to say about what lies ahead for the members of the Fringe Division and how is FOX positioning the second season of Fringe? Let's take a look at the brand-new thirty-second teaser and the full press release for Season Two of Fringe from FOX.



FRINGE

(Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)


Last season’s No. 1 new series among Adults 18-49, FRINGE returns for a second thrilling season and will continue to explore the unexplained phenomena and terrifying occurrences linked throughout the world – known simply as “The Pattern” – in pursuit of a larger, more shocking truth.

Set in Boston, the FBI’s Fringe Division formed when Special Agent OLIVIA DUNHAM (Anna Torv) enlisted the help of institutionalized “fringe” scientist WALTER BISHOP (John Noble) and his son, PETER (Joshua Jackson), to save her partner and lover from a mind-bending death. Through unconventional and unorthodox methods, the FRINGE team imagines and tests the impossibilities while investigating unbelievable events, macabre crimes and mystifying cases involving teleportation, reanimation, genetic mutation, precognition, artificial intelligence and other fantastical theories. When the unimaginable happens, it’s their job to stop it.

Agent PHILLIP BROYLES (Lance Reddick) guides the group, while by-the-book Agent CHARLIE FRANCIS (Kirk Acevedo) and Junior Agent ASTRID FARNSWORTH (Jasika Nicole) provide support and depth to the team. Underscoring the unfolding mysteries, enigmatic Massive Dynamic executive NINA SHARP (Blair Brown) asserts that the advancement of technology is changing the world of science, and conversely, the science of the world.

In the shocking season finale, Olivia’s anticipated introduction to Walter Bishop’s former lab partner and Massive Dynamic founder WILLIAM BELL (guest star Leonard Nimoy) revealed the existence of a parallel universe and the ability to travel between the two worlds. This new universe has a different, intriguing history and holds secrets of its own, which was evident when Walter stunningly visited his son’s gravestone.

Each episode of the sophomore season promises to uncover more about the larger threat and while some questions will be answered, new ones will surface. The intensity accelerates as Season Two opens with Olivia’s shocking return to this reality, and a determined Peter, unknowingly in a race against time with an ominous mobile force, pursues information about Olivia’s blurred and perplexing visit to the alternate reality. Meanwhile, Walter reenters the lab to cook up a bit of fringe science, and of course, some custard for someone’s birthday.

Created by J.J. Abrams and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, FRINGE is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman and Bryan Burk serve as executive producers, while Kurtzman and Orci are consulting producers. Additionally, Pinkner and Wyman serve as the series’ show-runners.

Fringe kicks off Season Two on Thursday, September 17th at 9 pm ET/PT on FOX.

Comments

Page48 said…
So, according to FOX, "the intensity accelerates" in Season Two???

Season One was so void of excitement and intensity that the edge of my seat is still in showroom condition. FOX could send a forensics team over to my house and they would not be able to lift so much as a partial butt print from the edge of my seat.

I have trouble believing that these are the same guys who gave us "Alias". I don't get the impression these guys have ever even seen "Alias".
Hobart said…
I agree that the first season was slow but things did pick up towards the end and I feel like the show is finally finding its voice. I'm looking forward to the second season and hope that Fringe will live up to its great potential.
Anonymous said…
Love that other sites are only now getting this up. Hilarious.

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