One of the new series set to premiere on Fox this small is the new J.J. Abrams show, Fringe. The Lost creator has reunited with fellow Alias writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman to create a series that involves a plane and a lot of deaths. Sounds familiar, right? Only in Fringe, the plane doesn’t crash on an island. This plane lands in Boston in one piece only all of the passengers and crew are dead.
Here’s part of the description from Fox’s website:
“When an international flight lands at Boston's Logan Airport and the passengers and crew have all died grisly deaths, FBI Special Agent OLIVIA DUNHAM (newcomer Anna Torv) is called in to investigate. After her partner, Special Agent JOHN SCOTT (Mark Valley, Boston Legal), is nearly killed during the investigation, a desperate Olivia searches frantically for someone to help, leading her to DR. WALTER BISHOP (John Noble, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King), our generation's Einstein. There's only one catch: he's been institutionalized for the last 20 years, and the only way to question him requires pulling his estranged son PETER (Joshua Jackson, Dawson's Creek) in to help.”
The premise sounds interesting but it’s kind of hard to tell exactly what kind of show this is going to be based on that alone. Though Fox is saying it’s a “new drama that will thrill, terrify and explore the blurring line between science fiction and reality.”, which leads me to believe this is going to be similar to Lost in that there could be supernatural forces involved in the mystery.
Regardless of whether or not the premise wins people over right away, Abrams is a name-brand at this point and pretty much anything he does is going to interest people, myself included.
As it currently stands on Fox's Fall 2008 schedule, Fringe is set to air on Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. starting in the fall.
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