Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s Spock Prime, was supposed to be retiring, however that break seems to be delayed. Nimoy has already announced a number of convention appearances, and now the actor says he may be returning to TV to reprise his role on the Fox sci-fi show Fringe. Details below.
Nimoy talks return to Fringe
Last May Leonard Nimoy appeared as William Bell in the season finale for Fringe, the sci-fi show created by the Star Trek team of JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. At the time Nimoy said it would be his last job as an actor.
Nimoy in Season 2 finale of "Fringe"
However, today the actor revealed that there may be more. This afternoon Nimoy let his Twitter followers know that there is a plan developing to return to Fringe.
Combined with his announced slate of 2011 convention appearances, Nimoy’s much talked about retirement seems to have been put off a bit longer.
This in not the first indication that Nimoy could return to Fringe this season. In October Christopher Lloyd said that Nimoy would be joining him on Fringe. That episode ("Firefly") aired last week without Nimoy, however a source tells TrekMovie that the Fringe team did attempt to get Nimoy into that episode. That episode was shot shortly after Nimoy was hospitalized for abdominal surgery, but it appears that the Fringe team have continued to persue the actor to come back to the show.