While I’m extremely fortunate as I get to interview a lot of actors, that doesn’t mean I’m a huge fan of everyone I speak with. Sometimes you talk to people because it’s your job. But when I saw Lance Reddick walking down the red carpet at last week’s Saturn Awards, my reporter hat got put away and I spoke to him as a fanboy. If you’ve ever seen his work on David Simon’s amazing show The Wire, I’m sure you feel like I do about his awesome work on the show.
Of course with Reddick currently on one of my favorite shows, Fringe, we spent most of the time talking about what happened last season and what’s coming up this season. He also told me he’s coming to Comic-Con for the first time next month and how he has a music CD coming out soon. Hit the jump to watch the interview and make sure to buy The Wire if you’ve never seen it as it’s one of the best TV shows I’ve ever seen.
If you’re a fan of Fringe, you’ll be happy to know Fox has picked it up for a third season. EW is reporting the news and I can confirm it. While the show doesn’t get huge numbers on Thursday nights (about 7.6 million viewers), it’s an extremely competitive night on TV and the show has managed to hold its own. Also, it does well in the all-important 18-49 demographic and when you factor in DVR numbers.
As a big fan of the show, I’m glad it’s coming back. I’m also happy for the early renewal as it gives executive producers Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman, Bryan Burk and J.J. Abrams time to write a great season finale. Fringe also stars Anna Torv (Olivia Dunham), Joshua Jackson (Peter Bishop), John Noble (Walter Bishop), Lance Reddick (Phillip Broyles) and Jasika Nicole (Astrid Farnsworth).
by Nico Posted: September 8th, 2009 at 4:42 pm
A dashing eccentric man with swagger and charm. A buttoned-down female agent. Sound familiar? Let’s face it, it’s a formula that works in science fiction television and Fringe employs it wonderfully. But can this series fill the void left in our hearts from our long-departed X-Files? In a word: yes. More after the jump.
Warner Home Video has just announced the DVD/Blu-ray info on “Fringe: The Complete First Season”. While we rarely post DVD cover art and info anymore, since this was one of my favorite shows of last season, I’m going to give it some love.
Remember that one season of “The X-Files” that was really great…that’s “Fringe” every week. While the pilot was mediocre, every subsequent episode got better and better and the show ended with a fantastic finale. All I can say is…I really recommend giving “Fringe” a chance.
So if I’ve peaked your interest, after the jump is all the info on the DVD and Blu-ray plus cover art. Take a look.