LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - John Noble has been
tapped as one of the three leads in "Fringe," Fox's
high-profile sci-fi drama.
"The Wire" co-star Lance Reddick also has been cast in the
project from J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
The two-hour pilot revolves around a young female FBI agent
who is forced to confront the spread of unexplained phenomena
and work with Dr. Walter Bishop (Noble), an institutionalized
scientist whose work might be at the center of the coming
Reddick will play Phillip Broyles, special agent for
Homeland Security who heads the special Fringe division,
established to investigate a series of terrorist/paranormal
events. (Tomas Arana had been erroneously confirmed as cast in
Australian-born Noble played Denethor in "The Lord of the
Rings: The Return of the King."
Reddick, who plays Lt. Cedric Daniels on HBO's "The Wire,"
will next be seen in the big-screen feature "Tennessee."