Michael Massee has been tapped to play a villainous role on Fringe, a new winter premiere spoiler emerges, and the producers weigh in on why Lincoln’s a firm part of the family unit — and more.
First up, Se7en star Michael Massee has been tapped to play the new Big Bad role we told you about last week. As we know, the character is plastered in prosthetics and will “do terrible things to serve his own bent logic.”
EP J.H. Wyman provides some additional Intel. on the new fiend:
“His character promises to be one of the most memorable, guest bad guys we’ve ever had. A terrifying journey with a man pushed to the limits by intense loneliness.”
Massee will enter the fray in Episode 4.15, to be directed by Wyman and written by Wyman add Graham Roland.
Elsewhere, Wyman and fellow EP Jeff Pinkner have further teased Friday’s winter rouser, with notable quotables on the first 7 episodes, Nina and Lincoln:
On the first seven episodes of this season:
Pinkner: “The first seven episode were an opening act and were laying the track for an overture to what’s going to happen for the rest of the season. We’ve seen now what Nina is doing to Olivia and [the] shapeshifters many times. In this next episode and going beyond, A) we’ll find out who’s behind the shapeshifters – it could be Walternate and B) we’ll really start to delve in to the challenges that our characters are going to face in both universes.”
On Lincoln Lee’s integration into family unit:
Pinkner: “It will be more of the same [going forward]. There are now two of them, and he’s now part of the team. He’s not being pushed out of the team by Peter’s presence. He continues to serve a very valuable role. Operating under all of this from the beginning is [the fact] that all of these characters, who don’t belong anywhere, have all formed this family within Fringe division. And Lincoln, on their side, stated that he’s never felt like he belonged, and he’s found people he’s connected with. The show has always been a complicated, complex family drama masquerading as a science-fiction procedural show. And Lincoln’s now part of the family.”
On dimensionalizing Nina Sharp:
Pinkner: “We now understand that Nina’s relationship in this time line is very different, and suddenly, not only is she her surrogate mother figure, but she’s dosing her and doing very nefarious things. So the surprises will keep coming. That’s the safest thing to say without us giving away too much.”
Finally, a spoiler tease points towards a mole in the over there Fringe Division. According to TV Guide, this guy is said to be “a pretty nasty guy who we’ve met before.”