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J.J. Abrams says season 4 of 'Fringe' will 'blow your mind'

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06/15/2011 by OnTheRedCarpet.com Staff

If you haven't seen the season finale of "Fringe" be warned, spoilers ahead.

When the series ended its third season in May, Peter (Joshua Jackson) managed to create a bridge between two competing parallel universes on Liberty Island in order to stop both from being destroyed.

It sounds complex if you don't watch the show, but the "what?" factor was upped when Peter began to literally fade out of existence in mid-sentence while delivering a big speech about how the two worlds should work together.

"Fans of 'Fringe' need to stay tuned," show creator J.J. Abrams told OnTheRedCarpet.com during a recent satellite interview for "Super 8."

"The story of Peter is, I think, extraordinary and the stuff that they've got planned for year four is going to blow your mind," he said. "I'm very excited about what they're doing on 'Fringe'."

So what about Abrams' other project, the upcoming sequel to the hit 2009 film "Star Trek?" Well, the creative mastermind remained tight-lipped about that project as well. "We are hard at work on the script and I think we've got some amazing stuff, and hopefully we'll have something to talk about soon," he said.

Meanwhile "Super 8," Abram's recent collaboration with Steven Spielberg, did well in its opening week at the box office. It earned $37 million over the weekend.

"It's definitely something you pray for and you hope, but all I knew going in was that we had a movie that was entertaining, that we had a movie that had an incredible cast," he said about the film's success, "and all these elements, you just hope that people are going to respond and we are over the moon that people have."

The write/director/producer also talked about the film's discreet marketing strategy, because he feels most films can reveal a little too much in the trailers.

"Really what it is, is trying to respect the experience of the audience. That they get to go see something and not feel as though every major plot point has already been shown in the trailer," he said. "I often see movies and I think 'Oh my god. Every big reveal, every funny line, every spectacular shot, was shown already in the trailer and now I'm just seeing a longer version of the trailer.'"

Reporting by Jacob Burch, a correspondent of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).

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