'Lost' writer to run new J.J. Abrams drama 'Fringe'
Uber-producer J.J. Abrams has recruited longtime Lost scribe Jeff Pinkner to serve as the showrunner on Fringe, Abrams’ much-anticipated sci-fi drama in the works for fall at Fox. Pinkner, who also worked with Abrams on Alias, will oversee the drama, which stars Dawson Creek‘s Joshua Jackson (pictured) as a member of a unit investigating other-worldly mysteries. The group also includes an insane scientist (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King‘s John Noble) and an FBI agent (Australian actress Anna Torv). The series, which Abrams has described as similar in spirit to The X-Files, Altered States, and The Twilight Zone, is currently shooting a two-hour pilot with a reported $10 million-plus budget.