Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fox Goes Beyond The "Fringe"

The Fox network has confirmed that the Vancouver-lensed paranormal TV series "Fringe" has been renewed for a fourth season with a 22-episode order.

Created by J. J. Abrams ("Alias") , Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the series follows a Boston-based FBI 'Fringe Division' investigative team, under the supervision of US Homeland Security, that uses unorthodox science to probe into 'The Pattern', a series of unexplained, ghastly occurrences happening regularly throughout the world.

Following a $10 million Toronto-lensed, Fox TV-pilot, "Fringe" moved production to New York City, producing 24 episodes for the first season, then re-located to Vancouver for the second and third season as a 'cost-cutting' measure.

"...Special agent 'Olivia Dunham', scientist 'Walter Bishop' and his son 'Peter Bishop' get involved in all aspects of 'fringe science' including chimeras, psychic abilities and teleportation..."

Co-creator Abrams took his 'inspiration' for the show from a range of sources, including director Ken Russell's "Altered States" and TV series "The X-Files".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Fringe"...