Fringe Season 5: William Bell could be back, says Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy says William Bell could return for Fringe Season 5, which will air in the Autumn on Fox in the US, and Sky1 HD in the UK – would you like to see Belly back in the show for one last hurrah?

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Fringe Season 5 William Bell
Leonard Nimoy as scientist and businessman William Bell in Fringe

Leonard Nimoy may have retired from action, but JJ Abrams seems to have some sort of hold over the sci-fi veteran, coercing him not only into reprising his role as the elderly Spock in the Star Trek reboot sequel, but appearing as William Bell in Fringe‘s Season 4 finale.

“It was explained to me that we’re opening up a whole world, and William Bell is being recreated as something else,” Nimoy told us of his Season 4 role. “He’s in another universe and has taken on other characteristics. There were challenges in the character itself that were attractive to me. I could play aspects that I haven’t played in a long time, so it was very welcoming to me.”

“The William Bell character started as a very intelligent and rational character,” says Nimoy of Bell’s arc. “I think he’s still very, very intelligent, but I’m not quite so sure that he’s rational anymore. I think you’ll see some behaviour in the finale that have taken him quite a distance from where he started.”

Now that Fringe has been granted a Season 5 to wrap up the universe(s), will he be back? “It will depend on what they have in mind for the character. There are a lot of issues that have to be dealt with, but we’ll be talking.”

Fringe Season 5 will air in the Autumn on Fox in the US, and Sky1 HD in the UK – would you like to see William Bell return?

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