It has been announced that Fox has picked up Fringe for a fifth and final season. The anouncement came from the network’s president of entertainment, Kevin Reilly.
“ ‘Fringe’ is a remarkably creative series that has set the bar as one of television’s most imaginative dramas,” Reilly said. “Bringing it back for a final 13 allows us to provide the climactic conclusion that its passionate and loyal fans deserve. 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.”
Executive producer and show co-creator J.J. Abrams had this to say:
“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.”
The show has been running for 4 seasons and stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and John Noble. The TV drama centers around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.
Fringe’s two-part season finale begins Friday, May 4th (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) and ends on Friday, May 11th (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) on FOX.