A First Look At “Fringe”


fringeJJ Abrams’ latest project is Fox’s “Fringe”. Variety has information on the series. Also, some sneak peeks have been released.

“Fringe” mixes elements of “The X-Files” and Paddy Chayefsky’s “Altered States” with what Abrams calls “a slight ‘Twilight Zone’ vibe.” It will focus on brilliant but possibly crazy research scientist Walter Bishop, his estranged son and a female FBI agent who brings them together.

Episodes will explore self-contained mysteries of the paranormal, as well as the relationships between the three leads.

“So much of the story is relatable people in extraordinary situations,” Abrams said. “The show is definitely a nod to ‘Altered States’ and ‘Scanners’ and that whole Michael Crichton/Robin Cook world of medicine and science.”

See the previews over at Brightcove. They do have an “X-Files” vibe, but I think that’ll be acceptable if it is quality.

Does the preview do anything to pique your interest?