FRINGE fans including myself have been impatiently waiting for weeks to find out the fate of cult hit sci-fi drama FRINGE. This evening FOX officially announced that they have renewed Fringe from J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions, for a fifth and final season. This Fall FRINGE will complete its final chapter in 13 episodes which show creators and writers have said will be incredibly climatic. I for one hope they focus on the future story-line which we witnessed last week.
Even with low live ratings, FRINGE has had a rabid fanbase and very strong DVR ratings.
FRINGE co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams says, “We are thrilled and beyond grateful that FOX – and our fans – have made the impossible possible: FRINGE will continue into a fifth season that will allow the series to conclude in a wild and thrilling way. All of us at Bad Robot are forever indebted to our viewers and the amazingly supportive FOX network for allowing the adventures of Fringe Division to not only continue, but to resolve in a way that perfectly fits the show.”
“This pickup means the world (both of them) to us, because we love sharing these stories with our enthusiastic fans,” added FRINGE showrunners and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman. “On behalf of the cast and crew, we applaud our fans and FOX for allowing us to imagine the impossibilities together for so long. Season Five is going to be a conclusive thrill ride for all of us.”
FRINGE’s compelling fourth season concludes with three all-new FRINGE Friday episodes in a row, counting down to the two-part season finale on Friday, May 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Friday, May 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). In “Worlds Apart,” airing Friday, April 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), team members on both sides, including Olivia (Anna Torv) and Peter (Joshua Jackson), continue to fight for a common cause, and there are shocking developments tied to the Cortexiphan children.
To mark this announcement we also get a quick teaser trailer.