The actress told CorriereTV that any comparison to the classic sci-fi drama, which ran on Fox from 1993 to 2002, is a "huge compliment".
"Every time people compare Fringe to The X-Files, it's a huge compliment, because that was just such a fantastic show," she said. "[But] I think they are very different."
Torv, who plays Olivia Dunham, insisted that Fringe will never tackle "paranormal" cases.
"The people who write and create Fringe have always been very adamant that we're not going to go into [the] paranormal [and] we're not going to go into aliens," she explained. "It's [always] going to be based in science, [though it's] fringe science, granted."
Torv also suggested that the "sensibility" of Fringe has changed since current showrunners Jeff Pinkner and Joel Wyman took over the production reins from series co-creator JJ Abrams.
"I think that there's a different sensibility simply because it's been run and orchestrated by different people," she argued. "But there's still definitely the [JJ Abrams] element to it."
Fringe will return to Fox on September 23.
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