Most of us who watch Fringe agree that it’s one of the best things on TV right now. But with its mythology driven storyline and three seasons of episodes to catch-up on, it can be daunting challenge to bring in new converts to the show.
If that’s been an issue, get ready to start campaigning for new fans starting with the upcoming season. Producer Jeff Pinker says that season four will start with a “new pilot” for the show and be a great entry point for those fans who are on the fence but haven’t taken the Fringe plunge.
“We’ve had a lot of people say ‘We love the promos; we want to figure out time to watch’, but not everyone has time to sit down and watch [three full] seasons, so we tried to make this [fourth] season like a new pilot. We did that a little bit last season, too, but it will just be an entry point for people to come in who haven’t seen everything,” he tells Blastr.
But that doesn’t mean the series won’t offer rewards to fans who have faithfully tuned in during its previous three seasons.
“Without revealing anything, we have some really—we have some things we’re very excited about. We’re bringing back some characters who were among our favorites,” Pinkner shared. “I truly believe they’re going to love [the resolution from the season finale], and they’ll understand it. We have smart fans. They won’t be disappointed.”
If you haven’t watched Fringe yet, this summer is a perfect time to catch up. Seasons one and two are available on Netflix streaming and season three hits DVD and Blu-Ray in September.