The Fringe Series Finale Has Been Announced
Today FOX announced the series finale of Fringe will take place as a two-hour event on Friday, January 18, 2013. This is in the range of dates we expected, but it was the 3rd most likely date we predicted. FOX has given us 5 fantastic season of our beloved sci-fi show and this conclusion will be bittersweet. We are genuinely grateful for FOX giving the fans this 13 episode season to wrap up the story and give it the conclusion it deserves. Here are some excerpts from today’s press release:
Series Co-Creator and Executive Producer J.J. Abrams reflected on the show’s run: “It has been an absolute honor to have been a part of the weird and wonderful world of FRINGE. I will always owe the cast and crew for pouring their hearts and souls into every dimension of this series. Creating the show with Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman was a joy, but watching it evolve over the years into such an imaginative, insane and heartbreaking ride is nothing less than a thrill. I am grateful to our blessed fans, and to Kevin Reilly and Peter Rice and everyone at the glorious Fox network for allowing FRINGE to reach its bittersweet conclusion.”
Of course, show creators JJ Abrams, Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman handed the reigns of Fringe over to Jeff Pinkner and JH Wyman as season one progressed, and JH Wyman became the sole show runner for season 5.
Executive producer and showrunner J. H. Wyman said, “Above all else, from the bottom of my heart, I would like to personally thank everyone involved with FRINGE. From the most amazing fans, to our incredible cast, writers and crew, and our wonderful partners at FOX and Warner Bros. – we would not be here without you. It simply cannot be overstated how grateful I am for the ongoing and unconditional support we have received over the past five seasons. It has been both mind-blowing and humbling. I’ve always been a fan of science fiction, and to be able to tell this story about a family – a family that, through everything, fought together for survival – has been a highlight of my career. As we approach the final chapter, I can hardly believe it, and I’m just truly thankful for this unparalleled experience.”
As I mentioned above, we are very grateful that FOX and Warner Brothers were able to keep Fringe on the air. The show’s future has been in doubt for a few seasons now, but it has been wide publicized that FOX Chairman Kevin Reilly is a true fan and supporter of the show.
“FRINGE has truly imagined the impossibilities over its five seasons and will go down in the books as one of FOX’s most riveting and creatively brilliant series,” said Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “It has been a blast to work with J.J., Joel and their masterful creative teams, as well as with Anna, Josh and John and the rest of the most talented cast and crew in the business.”
We think the best way to watch Fringe take its final bow is to experience with fellow Cortexifans! Our Fringe Series Finale Party will be in Oklahoma City on Friday, January 18, 2013. As I mentioned above, this is a different date than we expected, so we’ve created a new poll for you. This poll is not an RSVP, it’s just to give us an idea of how many people to plan for.
How Many Are You Bringing to the Fringe Finale Party?
- Sadly, I can't make it. (82%, 207 Votes)
- Just Me (9%, 23 Votes)
- Two Total (6%, 16 Votes)
- Three Total (2%, 6 Votes)
- Four Total (0%, 1 Votes)
- Five Total (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 253