The team behind The CW’s Arrow is making a subtle play for some of Fringe’s leftover fan base this week, with the addition of Seth Gabel as new enemy The Count.
After several memorable seasons on Fox’s Fringe, Seth Gabel is already a known commodity to sci-fi fans. But he’ll be trading in his FBI badge for a drug empire when he shows up in Starling City on The CW’s Arrow.
For months, Arrow stars and producers have been teasing The Count. He's a new villain that makes his debut later this month. The character will be played by Fringe alum Seth Gabel (Agent Lincoln Lee) and we've got the first look at him in action.
Admit it. If you watched Fringe your heart was broken just a little when Lincoln Lee vanished after being written out of the series with the other alternate universe characters at the end of last season. But if you're a fan of Seth Gabel, the guy who played Lincoln, you'll have plenty of opportunities to catch up with him in the next month.
Seth Gabel's a long way from Fringe. Agent Lincoln Lee has left the building. He's got some business to take care of in Starling City. The actor will appear in a villainous role on an upcoming episode of Arrow.
Just when we thought we couldn't love Arrow any more, they go and pull a stunt like this. The action drama's already cast Torchwood, Stargate SG-1 and Farscape stars—and now it's moving on to Fringe!
Fringe's fall return will be bittersweet in more ways than one. Not only is it the drama's last season, but the show's losing a castmember. Shortly after becoming a series regular, Seth Gabel has been put out to pasture.
If you're anything like us, you're suffering big time Fringe withdrawal after last Friday's season finale. But we just heard some major casting news that took some of the edge off as we look ahead to next season.