A fan favorite is set to return to the fold and Alexis Raich signs on for a ‘strange’ role. Head past the jump for more on both stories (major spoiler alert).
MAJOR SPOILER FOLLOWS..
Those jonesing for a good villain will be pleased to know that Jared Harris‘ David Robert Jones is returning to Fringe in an upcoming story, slated to unfold after the holiday lowatus. Speaking about the return of one of Fringe‘s finest sons, Joshua Jackson said:
“I don’t want to give away the why [of Jones’ return], because if you’ve been watching from the very beginning it’s a very satisfying reveal.”
With Jones still alive in the new timeline courtesy of young Peter’s demise, Jackson is excited to revisit season 1 mythology:
“From a personal standpoint, the fact that we’re basically going to go back to Season 1 and rehash all of that stuff is super-cool.”
And he seems confident that the story will hit the mark, calling it “the best of the stories I’ve been involved in since I’ve been back.”
Jones’ return looked possible after Harris spoke fondly about the show last summer:
“I don’t know [if I’m returning] yet. I’m not sure what’s going on but I love the show and I am a fan of it. I’ve watched every single episode that they’ve made and I’m fascinated by what they are doing with the show. I mean Leonard Nimoy possessing Olivia Dunham’s body was absolutely genius. It was f—ing great! I love that show so yes, I’d be up for doing it again.”
Elsewhere, Alexis Raich has signed on for an upcoming episode. The actress will play Emily — a girl with a mysterious ‘curse’ that may very well turn out to be a gift for the Fringe team.
Source: TV Line