Because the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Fox television series Fringe is singing, here comes Fringe: The Musical! Well, err, kinda. During an episode in May (titled “Overture”), the cast of Fringe will help Fox promote a Glee-themed week with an all-musical episode. Before you start a letter writing campaign though, consider the twist: the song and dance numbers are hallucinations inside Walter Bishop’s addled brain.
While this might sound like a waste of precious time – especially during what’s a sure-to-be pivotal May sweeps episode – it looks like the singing will have an important impact on the show’s twisty mythology. Cast member Jasika Nicole (Walter’s very patient lab assistant, Astrid) basically confirmed as much to Sci-Fi Wire without actually saying anything: “It’s essentially Walter kind of manifesting his [musical] idea. He’s trying to get his mind off of, you know, what’s going on because he’s just waiting to see what’s going to go on with Peter.”
Fringe returns April 1 on Fox and, according to Screen Ranter Anthony Ocasio, it’ll feature an ’80s themed opening credit sequence. Don’t worry, it will all make sense once you see the episode.
Source: Sci-Fi Wire