So far, fans have only gotten a speck of the back-story to the main characters of Fringe.  Soon, however, viewers will be meeting a new cast addition that will change all that, and according to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, she’ll be sticking around for awhile.

Ari Graynor, who played Meadow’s unstable roommate at Columbia on HBO’s The Sopranos, will soon be joining the cast of Fringe as Agent Olivia Dunham’s (Anna Torv) sister.  The 25-year-old actress, who is also credited for Mystic River, Book Of Love, Game 6 and For Your Consideration, is expected to arrive on science fiction drama in January.

Warning: This article may contain spoilers.

According to a show insider, Graynor will appear in a minimum of three episodes in the midst of a relationship crisis with a daughter in tow.

“She’s dealing with some man trouble back home,” the insider explained, adding that Graynor’s character pays Olivia a surprise visit and ends up crashing at her place for a few weeks.  “But the exact nature of that trouble isn’t clear.”

Meanwhile, fans can look forward to a new episode of Fringe.  In tonight’s episode called “Safe,” Olivia, Walter and Peter are surprised to find that one of the suspects is inexplicably trapped inside a vault wall while investigating a string of mysterious bank robberies.  Meanwhile, Walter thinks that the thieves have figured out a way to defy the laws of physics and they are after something of his.  Expect the tension to escalate when a member of the trio is ambushed as the dangerous situation climaxes.

Fringe stars Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham, Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop, John Noble as Walter Bishop, Lance Reddick as Phillip Broyles, Kirk Acevedo as Charlie Francis; Mark Valley as John Scott, Blair Brown as Nina Sharp, Jasika Nicole as Astrid Farnsworth.

Catch “Safe” tonight at 9pm on FOX.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: FOX, Entertainment Weekly
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Kris De Leon

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