April 29, 2012

Fox renews Fringe for a fifth and final season

It's been touch and go for almost twelve months but now there's confirmation that Sky1 HD's Fringe will return for a fifth and final season, albeit with only 13 episodes to wrap up the tale of Walter, Peter and Olivia.
Fringe is a remarkably creative series that has set the bar as one of television’s most imaginative dramas,” said Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly. “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.”
“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,” said co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams. “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.”


Phil Baxter said...

J.J. Abrams shows tend to start out with great ideas, then veer into absurdity and comedy until eventually becoming unwatchable.

I stuck with Lost until the end, and boy was I sorry I did. Truly the worst ending I've ever seen. The clearest case ever of the writers just giving up and writing a 'it was all a dream' get out of jail ending.

I gave up on Fringe about a year ago, when Olivia started talking like Leonard Nimoy through some sort of telepathic psychic pseudo science sewage. I realise the show had always been silly, but that was the final straw.

Since then I've found the best course of action when it comes to drama has been to a) watch anything Scandinavian, and b) watch Mad Men.

Nialli said...

I know what you mean about Fringe - I thought it lost its way seriously a while back, but it's Walter Bishop that draws me back - fantastic character.
Agree on Mad Men. I also love Game of Thrones and Homeland. Such a shame that only one of them is available to us VM viewers.

arabiskit said...

No longer with VM for my TV, and, have to say I haven't honestly missed it too much. With regards to Homeland, which even us lowly Freeviewers, can get I am glad though that I stuck with it.