After a seemingly agonising wait, Fringe Season 5 has been confirmed for 13 more episodes to wrap up what has become sci-fi’s coolest, most innovative show.
Despite flagging ratings not matching up to the high costs, Fox have stuck by the show, with president Kevin Reilly commenting, “Fringe is a remarkably creative series that has set the bar as one of television’s most imaginative dramas.
“Bringing it back for a final 13 allows us to provide the climactic conclusion that its passionate and loyal fans deserve.”
Creator and executive producer JJ Abrams was similarly delighted, saying, “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 [production company] 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.”
The day-to-day showrunners, and a driving force in mustering fan support, Jeff Pinkner and JH Wyman added, “This pickup means the world (both of them) to us, because we love sharing these stories with our enthusiastic fans.
“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 5 is going to be a conclusive thrill ride for all of us.”
So, we’ve 13 episodes left to go, let’s make the most of them – what would you like to see from Fringe Season 5?