It seems the rumors are true: Fringe's final season will, apparently, be very different from the first four years—we're talking different-decades different.
John Noble, who portrays everyone's favorite mad scientist, Dr. Walter Bishop, has dropped an apparent bombshell to TV Line: The majority of the fifth season will take place in the Observers-ruled world of 2036 that we glimpsed in the season-four episode "Letters of Transit." Hello, future.
"As far as I know, we're just jumping ahead [to 2036]," Noble said. "Walter, Olivia, Astrid and Peter are insurgents, so we know all the dirty tricks that have been played against us. We'll be learning from the past."But, Noble added, the time in between won't be forgotten, and could be referenced via "found footage" to cover major moments of interest.
If you're wondering why Noble mentioned Olivia (Anna Torv), who was missing in the future we glimpsed in "Letters of Transit," he said Torv will definitely be back—along with Peter and Olivia's future-adult daughter Etta (Georgina Haig).
In case the anticipation wasn't amped up enough, Fringe producer J.H. Wyman has given us our first look at season five—via the top-secret script for the premiere episode, dubbed "Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11." Possibly a code name, or possibly something that blows our minds. We'll have to wait until Sept. 28 to know for sure.
Check out the script page below (click to enlarge):
Sound off: Do you like the idea of a future-set final season?
(Via TV Line)