Emily Meade Joins ‘Fringe’

The 'Boardwalk Empire' actress checks into Fringe division just in time for the season finale.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Emily Meade Joins 'Fringe'

"Fringe" may be on the bubble for renewal, but that doesn’t mean a new face won’t be joining the team.

According to TVLine, Emily Meade has signed on to play a FBI agent described as "a wide-eyed and eager rookie who’s ready to face all of the challenges in front of her" in the third season finale of "Fringe;" which has the ominous title "The Day We Died."

Meade is best known for her small role during the first season of "Boardwalk Empire" on HBO. Prior to that, Meade appeared in "The House Is Burning," "Assassination of a High School President," "My Soul to Take" and "Twelve." She also has roles in the upcoming films "Silver Tongues" and "Sin Bin." On television, Meade made guest appearances in "Law & Order" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

Meanwhile, over at TV Guide, "Fringe" executive producers Jeff Pinkner and Joel Wyman dropped a few hints about the rest of season. When asked when Peter will learn that he fathered a child with the alternate Olivia, Pinkner indicated that Peter will be in the dark until next season.

"There’s a good reason for it," explained Wyman. "We can’t tell you now, but we’re trying to do something now that nobody’s ever done and we’re excited for our season finale. It’s something we’re really excited about… And because of this, we may have to hold it off."

"In the best story of star-crossed lovers, they don’t get together in the first act," added Pinkner. "Our intention is to have a long shelf life. The Peter-Olivia story will always be at the heart of it, but it may not always be smooth sailing."

The season finale of "Fringe" will air on Friday, May 06.


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