Just because season 4 might be the last for Fringe, don’t think that the show is going to even think about slowing down. The show returns on January 13 with an awesome midseason premiere, and things are only going to get better from there. In fact, Fringe is about to introduce one of its best bad guys yet.
Michael Massee has been cast in Fringe season 4 in a role that is very shrouded in mystery. All we know about the role, in fact, is what we’ve heard from executive producer J.H. Wyman. “His character promises to be one of the most memorable, guest bad guys we’ve ever had,” he told TV Guide. The episode Massee’s character will be featured in will be “a terrifying journey with a man pushed to the limits by intense loneliness,” Wyman confirmed.
Massee has previously appeared in Se7en, 24, Alias, Supernatural, and Carnivale. Genre television fans might know him as baddie Dyson Frost from ABC’s short-lived FlashForward.
Massee’s as-yet unnamed character won’t be the only bad guy of the second half of Fringe season 4, though. As confirmed back in November, Jared Harris is returning to the series to reprise his role as season one’s big bad guy David Robert Jones, who is still alive in the show’s new timeline. Harris will make his (re)entrance in January 13’s episode, “Back to Where You’ve Never Been.”
Fringe will return with all-new episodes starting January 13, starting with “Back to Where You’ve Never Been” at 9/8c on FOX.