A couple of days ago, we brought you news that producers Jeff Pinkner and Joel H. Wyman said the new season of Fringe would be like a “new pilot” for the show and would welcome in new fans to the series.
But actor John Noble says that he thinks the show won’t alienate the long-time fans of the series and that it shouldn’t.
“I don’t know why they’re saying that,” Noble says. “We have a mythology now that needs to be unraveled a little bit for new viewers. I defy people to come in at the end of season three and understand—they might find it really interesting, but to understand it might be hard. So we need to unravel some of that mythology a bit, and I think that might be what they mean—give it a restart, from the same place, but for example without Peter or that intangible Peter [who seemingly ceased to exist at the end of the season finale], and we have to retell some of the story.”
“They’re really clever guys, and they’re aware of that problem, so if that’s what they said, I’m sure that they mean retelling the story again, but from a slightly different angle. I’ll wait and see when I get the first script,” he added.
All of this just makes us that much more eager to see where season four of Fringe will take us.