In early 2008 he was cast in a key role for the pilot of Fringe in which fellow Oz actor Kirk Acevedo also had a regular role. Reddick plays Phillip Broyles, the head of an FBI department investigating paranormal activities. Reddick described the hard-driving character as "a real ass. But he's also one of the good guys." Like Lost, Fringe is co-created and produced by J. J. Abrams.