The Fringe shutdown will last a bit longer than initially reported.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, production on the series shut down for the rest of the week due to the health of several stars. Production was expected to resume next Monday, but now it’s been further delayed to allow star John Noble more time to recover. Noble is being treated for a sleep disorder, according to the trade paper.
The delay was initially said to be only three days, but sources now say it will be extended to nine shooting days, until about Aug. 7.
Noble’s absence was addressed during the Fringe session at the Television Critics Association gathering on Monday, with Wyman telling reporters that the actor was “under the weather.”
Filming on the season five premiere began last Wednesday in Vancouver and continued Thursday and Friday. Production on the series was paused Monday so cast members could attend TCA.
The delay will not impact the season premiere in September.