Fringe star Anna Torv has confirmed that the character of Peter Bishop will return in the show’s fourth season.
Peter (played by Joshua Jackson) was apparently erased from history by a mysterious time paradox in the recent third season finale.
Torv told Give Me My Remote: “I think he’s still in existence. I think that [the other characters] just don’t remember him.”
Discussing the new season, she speculated: “[He could be] walking around, knowing everything, but [with] nobody knowing [he exists]. It would be like being invisible, almost.”
Torv also admitted that she was “just starting to think about” the implications of Peter’s removal from time.
She explained: “I’m starting to… go back and go, ‘OK, where was Olivia when she met Peter and what else existed [before him]?'”
The producers of Fringe previously insisted that Joshua Jackson will return in some form next season.
“We can’t yet reveal what exactly we have in store for him, but he’s definitely not going out [to audition] for other shows,” said showrunner Joel Wyman.
Co-producer Jeff Pinkner also promised that issues arising from Peter’s disappearance, such as the fate of his secret baby son, will be resolved.
Fringe will return to Fridays at 9/8c in the fall on Fox.