Fringe Moves On: Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson Sign On To New Shows

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It seems like only yesterday that the series finale for J.J. Abrams' sci-fi show, Fringe, aired. The fans of the show may still be in a post-Fringe funk, but the stars of the series have moved on to new projects.

The two main stars, Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson, recently signed on for new shows. No, “Polivia” fans, not the same show. Torv is heading to HBO for a pilot from Ryan Murphy titled Open. She will play a woman named Windsor, “a yoga instructor in a longterm relationship with Holly, but upon meeting Grace feels an instant connection.” Jennifer Jason Leigh has already signed on as Holly, and starring with the two women are Wes Bentley and Scott Speedman. The role of Grace has not yet been cast. Incidentally, this is not Anna Torv’s first role as a gay woman; she starred in the BBC drama, Mistresses back in 2008.

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Anna Torv isn’t the only one headed to premium cable. It was announced yesterday that Joshua Jackson has signed on to a pilot for Showtime titled The Affair. He plays a cowboy named Cole who is married to Ruth Wilson’s Allison, a “pancake house employee who is trying to get her life back together after suffering a tragedy.” Allison ends up having an affair with Dominic West, whose wife is played by Maura Tierney.

Of course the two main stars aren’t the only ones working post-Fringe. Phillip Broyles aka Lance Reddick, has had a big 2013 that isn’t quite finished. In addition to an upcoming role voicing Ra’s al Ghul in Beware the Batman, Reddick is also appearing in the Spike Lee and Josh Brolin Oldboy remake.

John Noble, the lovable Walter Bishop, is not an actor who would ever have an issue finding work. As previously covered here at GEEK, Noble recently voiced Braniac for the animated Superman: Unbound. He then teamed up with his daughter Jess Noble for a short film titled Friend. Check out Friend below and stay tuned for more info on your favorite Fringe actors in their life after the show!

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