Anna will be on Ellen today. Local listings here: http://ellen.warnerbros.com/about/whenitson.php
On September 17th, the Fox television drama Fringe is returning for a second thrilling season, as it will continue to explore the unexplained phenomena and terrifying occurrences linked throughout the world, and known as “The Pattern,” in pursuit of a larger, more shocking truth.
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 shocking, indescribable death. Since then, the Fringe team imagines and tests the impossible while investigating unbelievable events, bizarre crimes and mystifying cases involving teleportation, reanimation, genetic mutation, precognition, artificial intelligence, and now parallel realities.
Series star Anna Torv spoke to the press about how Season 2 promises to answer questions, as well as bring new ones to the surface, while the dynamics between the three lead characters will continue to develop and shift.
Q: How will your character’s experiences with Walter and Peter change in Season 2?
Anna: I feel like it’s undeniable that Walter and Peter are the team, and Olivia is very much this singular person. The more information we get about these drug tests that went on and the abilities that Olivia keeps discovering that she has, you realize that Olivia’s partner is the Pattern. That’s what she’s connected to.
Q: What is the Pattern supposed to be?
Anna: Well, we’re not sure yet. At the moment, it really is just a pattern of events that this team has been investigating. The deeper they get, the same names keep popping up, but we’re still not quite sure. That’s the mystery.
Check out the new teaser trailer for the new season of Fringe which airs Thursday, Sept. 17
Fox released this synopsis of the upcoming show.
NEW CASES AND ENDLESS POSSIBILITES EMERGE ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “FRINGE” THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, ON FOX
In the stunning first season finale, Olivia traveled to an intriguing parallel universe to meet with Massive Dynamic founder William Bell (guest star Leonard Nimoy). Season Two opens with her shocking return to this perplexing alternate reality, while Peter, unknowingly in a race against time with an ominous mobile force, pursues information about Olivia’s visit. Walter reenters the lab to cook up a bit of fringe science, and of course, some custard for Peter’s birthday in the “A New Day in the Old Town” season premiere episode of FRINGE airing Thursday, Sept. 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FR-201) (TV-14 L, V)
Cast: Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham; Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop; John Noble as Walter Bishop; Lance Reddick as Phillip Broyles; Kirk Acevedo as Charlie Francis; Mark Valley as John Scott; Blair Brown as Nina Sharp; Jasika Nicole as Astrid Farnsworth
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PASADENA, Calif. — Leonard Nimoy, who made one guest appearance on “Fringe” last season in a pivotal role, will return in Season 2. And, according to the show’s producers, he’s welcome to appear any time.
“As much as he wants, truly,” executive producer Jeff Pinkner said. “We’ve made an open invitation. We’ve already filmed one of them.”
“There will be several more for sure,” added executive producer J.H. Wyman.
(The second-season premiere of “Fringe” is scheduled to air Thursday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m. on Fox/Ch. 13)
Anna Torv, who stars as Olivia Dunham on “Fringe,” said it was “extremely” cool to have a sci-fi TV legend like Nimoy — most famous for his “Star Trek” role of Spock — on the set.
“Unfortunately, the set wasn’t very cool when he was on there, though,” she added. “It was like a heat wave in Vancouver.”
“Fringe” is produced in Vancouver, British Columbia, where you might think it would be cooler than, say, Los Angeles. But that isn’t always the case.
“It was 106 degrees outside,” Pinkner said. “And unlike Los Angeles or New York, the sound stages in Vancouver don’t have air-conditioning. It was 120-some degrees inside, and like a pro, (Nimoy) sat there all day. He never went back to his trailer, and did pages and pages and pages of dialogue and scenes with Anna.”
Premieres on Thursday, Sept. 17 (9/8c) on FOX
We last left Fringe in a very odd place. David Robert Jones (Jared Harris), the closest thing to an antagonist that the show has, was bisected by a closing dimensional rift, while Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) traveled to the alternate dimension to meet with William Bell (Leonard Nimoy). It was later revealed to the audience (though not to Peter) that Walter actually took Peter out of the alternate universe after this dimension’s Peter died as a child. It was a lot to chew on over the break, but don’t expect the season premiere to relieve much of the mystery. It is, after all, a show that thrives on mysteries.
However, if you’ve kept up with spoilers at all, you know that a new menagerie of characters will be coming to expand the series’ second season, which will begin with the episode “A New Day in the Old Town,” and will continue on with a string of strangely titled episodes (“The Night of Desirable Objects”? What’s that supposed to mean?). Here’s what FOX had to say about the new season.