I love Fringe. If you haven’t been watching, you’re missing out on a great sci-fi series that’s definitely worth your time. And unlike The X-Files, which didn’t know how to end a storyline, every season of Fringe has focused on new ideas and mysteries. It’s been a great ride that ends with a final 13-episode season this fall.
Shortly after winning Best Network Television Series at the Saturn Awards the other night, I landed an extended video interview with executive producer, writer, director and showrunner J.H. Wyman. We talked about what fans can look forward to on the final season, where he is in the writing process, will the show answer all the mysteries, Comic-Con, and a lot more. In addition, Wyman revealed that he’s writing and directing the last episode of the series and the last three episodes are all a continuation of each other, basically giving the series a three-hour finale. Hit the jump to watch.
J.H. Wyman Time Index:
- Comments on winning the Saturn Award for Best Series for Fringe.
- 0:25 – Talks about finishing up the final season of Fringe, where he is at in the process and how hard it is to let go.
- 1:30 – Comments on being more than half-way through the final 13 episodes. He calls the season a continuance that answers all the fans’ questions.
- 3:15 – Wyman answers the question of whether the entire series was known and plotted ahead of time or if some elements have been created over time.
- 4:25 – Reflects on his experience this year at Comic-Con and being in Hall H. He says that the moment that the audience all held up white tulips was the highlight of his career.
- 6:00 – Some people want to have all the answers and some like to have a little bit of ambiguity or mystery. Wyman addresses that issue.
- 7:50 – Talks about the last episode in the series, which he wrote and directed.
- 8:35 – The last three episodes are all a continuation of each other, basically giving the series a three-hour finale.
- 9:05 – Wyman once again thanks the fanbase for the success of Fringe.