Grab a strawberry milkshake and tune your parallel universe sensor to “excite,” because Fringe has been renewed for a fifth and final season. Fox has ordered 13 eps to wrap up the J. J. Abrams series, whose ratings have been dropping in the Friday night death slot. Producers were prepping for a possible shutdown and filmed two endings to close out the fourth season just in case, but thankfully the new deal got the green light. It wouldn’t have happened without the help of producing studio Warner Bros. TV and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, who were able to secure a lower license fee. Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly had this to say about the renewal, according to EW:
“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.”
Deadline shared a trailer for the fifth season, and we’ve shared it past the break. Pleased?