Where is Peter Bishop? Has anyone checked with DC Comics? Since Fringe star Joshua Jackson hasn’t been needed on set as much this season it seems he’s decided to use his downtime to leave his mark on the rest of the Fringe-verse. Jackson will be writing three issues of DC’s Beyond the Fringe, a bi-weekly, digital comic series.
According to the official press release the issues will “alternate every two weeks between ‘A’ and ‘B’ storylines for a total of 14 chapters. ‘A’ storylines will explore events tied directly to the “Fringe” show canon, while ‘B’ storylines will take a “what-if” approach and look at how things might change if certain elements are out of balance. [Jackson] is on board to write “Peter and the Machine,” an arc comprising the first three ‘A’ issues and which will detail events that take place in the timeline between what viewers saw happen at the end of season three, and the start of season four.”
Jackson recently answered a few questions for DC Comics’ official blog The Source:
THE SOURCE: How did you get involved with this project?
JOSH JACKSON: I’m not sure who above my pay grade made the choice to ask me but, I was brought in when our producers where looking for writers for the new run of Fringe comics.
TS: Are you a big comics reader or fan?
JJ: Like just about every guy my age comics were a huge part of growing up. I have probably spent thousands of hours debating ‘who would win’ and ‘which powers kick ass more’ But lately I tend to read longer form graphic novels.
TS: What has it been like for you to write a comic, do you enjoy the process?
JJ: Writing in comic form is totally different from standard script writing. Thankfully I had a couple helpers to get me used to writing panel by panel instead of scene by scene.
TS: What can we expect from “Beyond the Fringe”?
JJ: From my portion of it, I hope that it will fill in a piece of Peters’ story in a satisfying way.
TS: How does the comic tie to season four of the show?
JJ: You’ll have to read ‘em and find out!
Issue #1 is available now at read.dccomics.com