Lance Reddick talks ‘Fringe’ and New Web Series

Lance Reddick

Fredrick M. Brown

Lance Reddick, best known for his roles as Law enforcement officials on HBO’s Oz and The Wire, recently spoke with Zap2it to discuss his upcoming projects and the future of his character on the final season of Fringe.

The actor spilled no secrets about the upcoming fifth and final season, but he did discuss his frustration with the length on time required for special effects to age him 20 years last season. “I was in the chair for three hours. It was only one episode and I wasn’t in that many scenes,” he said. “My memory was that it kind of made my face stiff, but it didn’t really affect how I played because the guy’s the same guy, just older.”

So what’s next for Reddick after Fringe? The baritone actor already has several projects lined up.

“I’d love to do another series. I think I’d rather do a cable series and I’m definitely interested in doing more film. I’m starting to do more of my own producing,” Reddick says. “I’ve attached to a couple of films right now that are planning on going into production in the fall. One is financed and one is not. I’ve got my web series called Drone that we just finished shooting and that I’m co-producing. It’s on Justin Lin’s [Youtube] channel. And I’ve got a film coming out in September called Won’t Back Down“.

As we previously reported, Won’t Back Down is a powerful new film about the struggle of inner city families and the educational system. The movie stars Viola Davis, Bill Nun, Rosie Perez, Ving Rhames, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Fringe Season 5 returns Friday, Sept 28 at 8/9c on FOX. Won’t Back Down hits theaters on the same day.


First look at ‘Won’t Back Down’ starring Viola Davis, Ving Rhames and Bill Nun