Fringe has been picked up for a fifth and final series, it has been confirmed.
FOX president of entertainment, Kevin Reilly, said the decision to bring the show back allowed it 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,” Reilly said. “Although the end is bittersweet, it’s going to be a very exciting final chapter.”
Fringe co-creator and executive producer JJ Abrams added: “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.”
Created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Fringe is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.