Rejoice, Fringe fans!
Fox has just announced that the fan favorite sci-fi series has been renewed for a fifth season. Go on, Fringe fanatics, we'll give you a moment to squeal, yell, cry tears of joy (because that's exactly what we are doing right now).
OK, got that out of your system? Good, because it's time to get down to business, like just how many episodes this final swan song season will be...
Fringe will wrap up its run with a 13-episode final season, bringing its total episode order to 100. How fitting!
"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," Fox president Kevin Reilly says 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."
The show's co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams adds, "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."
In a statement, showrunners Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman say, "This pickup means the world (both of them) to us, because we love sharing these stories with our enthusiastic fans. 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."
No stranger to the "bubble," Fringe has fought off cancellation almost every season since premiering in 2008.
Excited about this renewal news? What would you like to see in season five? Sound off and celebrate in the comments!