“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,” Fox president Kevin Reilly said in a statement. “The amazing work the producers, writers and the incredibly talented cast and crew have delivered the last four seasons has literally been out of this world. Although the end is bittersweet, it’s going to be a very exciting final chapter.”
Fringe will wrap up its run with a 13-episode final season, bringing its total episode count to 100.
“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,” the show’s co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams added. “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.”
Since the show’s premiere in 2008, Fringe has fought off cancellation almost every season but managed to excel with a core fan base. The final renewal allows the show to answer the questions plaguing its viewers without ending in an abrupt halt.
“This pickup means the world to us, because we love sharing these stories with our enthusiastic fans,” showrunners Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman said in the statement. “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.”
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