Fringe: Producers audition to replace Peter!

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24 Jul 11

If you saw the incredible finale of Fringe season 3 you’ll be aware (warning spoiler coming if you haven’t seen season 3!) that Peter is erased from time in the final few moments. So when the producers and cast walked out at this years Comic Com Fringe panel, Anna Torv (Olivia), John Noble (Walter), Lance Reddick (Broyles), Jasika Nicole (Astrid), Blair Brown (Nina Sharpe) and Seth Gabel (Lincoln Lee) were all there… But there was a distinct lack of Joshua Jackson (Peter). This was explained by producers that, with Peter altering the time, it could be time to look for a new person to play him… Cue VT:

Fringe Season 4

Fringe Season 4

Of course, this was all a ruse, and Joshua walked out of stage to the screaming of the crowd. If your trying to place the people in the video, they included Danny Pudi (in the mustache – Community), Damon Lindelof (exec producer on Lost), Geoff Stults (The Finder), Rebecca Mader (Lost), Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Michael Emerson (Lost), Ben Schwartz (Undercovers), Bobby Moynihan (SNL), Jeff Probst (host of US show Survivor), the legend that is Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Heroes), and of course Jorge Garcia (Lost).

So with that out of the way, and Joshua joining the panel, here are a few of the things to come out about Fringe Season 4:

  • When asked, how could Peter father a child if he never existed, the cryptic answer from Anna Torv was “The question is – is there a child anymore?”
  • The question was asked if we have seen Olivia’s full powers yet? The answer – “I’m not sure we’ve seen all her powers yet”
  • John Noble claims he doesn’t think Walternate is all bad, to which Joshua butts in saying “you shot my wife in the head!” Noble’s response – “people can change.”
  • As has been confirmed before, Seth Gabel (Lincoln Lee) is to become a cast regular.
  • Joshua says the version of Peter that emerges in Season 4 is a very different version to the one we’ve seen before…
  • Like the previous season, Fringe Season 4 will have flashback episodes.
  • After a musical and an animated episode in previous seasons, producer Joel Wyman suggests a nude episode is the next logical step (I’m guessing he’s joking!)
  • Season 4 will also continue to explore the ‘machine’, and how it got sent back in time.

Fringe Season 4 is due on Sky1 in the UK late September/Early October 2011. To keep up-to-date with this and other UK air date, keep an eye on our UK air dates page.