Friday, May 4, 2012

Fringe - Collider: Executive Producers Jeff Pinkner & J.H. Wyman Interview

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COLLIDER: Executive Producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman Talk FRINGE Season 4 Finale and Season 5

by Christina Radish
May 4th, 2012

Much to the happiness of its devoted fanbase, Fox recently picked up the sci-fi drama Fringe for a fifth and final 13-episode season, allowing the series to provide the climactic conclusion that it’s been heading towards. The two-part finale, airing on May 4th and 11th, will see the Fringe team pushed to their breaking point, as they face off against David Robert Jones (Jared Harris) and desperately attempt to prevent a catastrophic event that threatens the lives of everyone.

During this recent interview to discuss the remainder of this season, showrunners/executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman talked about how much the fan and social media support has meant to them, the impact the final episodes of this season could have on Season 5, their hope that they’ll get Leonard Nimoy back for the final season, that contrary to what has been reported there was no alternate ending that was shot in case the show didn’t get picked up, what they were doing when they found out they would get a final 13 episodes to finish telling this story, that they definitely know where and how the series is going to end and what they’re saying with the final season, and that they hope to continue the story with some comic books, once all is said and done...

... Collider: Is it possible that David Robert Jones is not the penultimate bad guy here, and that there’s someone higher on the baddie food chain, like William Bell or someone else?

WYMAN: "That’s interesting. No bad guy really thinks that they’re a bad guy. Jones is a pretty good bad guy."

PINKNER: "What’s been fun for us is that there have been two David Robert Jones’ on our show, and both are largely the same person, in almost every way, existing in two different timelines, but even he has a doppelganger. It’s so incredibly fun to see Jared Harris portray this character that, for all intents and purposes, could be a doppelganger in a much different alternate universe to David Robert Jones. Jared is just spectacular. In the world of, “Is there another bad guy who is pulling his strings or above him?,” I think we’d be wrong to say anything other than just David Robert Jones is pretty compelling and he’s pretty nefarious. He’s definitely a suitable opponent for our team. It’s taken all of them to deal with him."

WYMAN: "The ground will shift a little bit and you’ll understand him a little bit deeper..."

Fringe airs Friday at 9/8C on FOX.

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