“Just as with ‘Lost’, we didn’t get to a place until the third season where we were saying, ‘OK, we need to know where halfway is,’” Abrams said. “And I feel like that’s something that, … if we’re lucky enough to continue going, I do think that at a certain point it would be a really smart thing to start to say, ‘OK, let’s figure out … what the actual date is so we sort of know … how far we should push things.’”
Abrams says a firm decision on an end-point for the show and it’s mythology hasn’t been decided yet, but that he can see how it would benefit the Fox series.
Abrams thinks the show could benefit from a six-year run like the one used for “Lost.”
As for what fans can expect the rest of this season, Abrams hinted that Leonard Nimoy could be back as William Bell.
“Without saying either way, I think there’s a chance he’ll be back,” Abrams teased.
The second season has seen an acceleration of certain storylines, Abrams added. “Especially the Walter/Peter story, but certainly with … Olivia as well, I think there are certain things that we were actually going to play out longer and we kind of jumped to and did sooner,” he said.
“And then there are other things that … we’ve talked about doing— … her stepfather story—that … we’re putting off. So I feel there’s a lot of … opportunity for where we’re going beyond this season, and I’m going to be bullish and optimistic about that. And I feel like we have a long way to go still, but I think … that the show … has sort of found a kind of rhythm that is nice to see, … and I’m really proud of what we’re doing with it.”
“Fringe” airs tomorrow night on Fox.