For months, the fate of “Fringe” has been up in the air, but FOX confirmed on Thursday that the show will have a fifth – albeit brief – season.
According to the network, the drama, which stars Joshua Jackson and Anna Torva will have a fifth season made up of 13 episodes.
“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,” co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams said in a statement. “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.”
FOX President of Entertainment, Kevin Reilly, hopes the fifth season will allow the show to go out on a high.
“’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,” the President 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.”