I don’t say this lightly and I was more than surprised and saddened by this news. From Spoiler TV.
Some surprising news has just emerged as Fringe prepares for its final 13 episode season five.
Jeff Pinkner has decided to step down as co-showrunner and head writer, as well as no longer retaining his executive producer role on the show.
JJ Abrams made this statement:
“For four years, J.H. Wyman and Jeff Pinkner have worked tirelessly as a team to keep all the worlds in order on Fringe. We’re thankful for the invaluable contributions Jeff has made to the show and of course wish him well and look forward to working together in the future. J.H. Wyman’s importance to Fringe cannot be overstated, however, and I’m thrilled that he will continue as showrunner for the concluding chapters of our story. We can’t wait for our fans to see what we have in store for them in the wild conclusion of Fringe.”
Read more about the news at The Hollywood Reporter HERE
Remaining show-runner JH Wyman has assured fans on his TWITTER that he will be here until the end, stating that he “will be here [Fringe] until the last frame.”
What do you make of the news? Worried for Fringe’s final season? Hopefully more news will emerge over the next few days!
I just saw this on Twitter and thought I would post it here. Weird title but it wouldn’t be Fringe without a weird title. LOL July is almost here so now my anticpation for all of my series to premiere is growing.
JH Wyman has just confirmed the title of the season five premiere over on his TWITTER
account by posting a picture of the front page of the script.
The episode will be called “Transilence Thought Unifier Model-11”
This will be the last Comic Con for Fringe. As much as I am excited about seeing this final season it will be with a heavy heart.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRINGE KICKS OFF FINAL SEASON CELEBRATION AT COMIC-CON 2012
First Time Ever in Hall H!
First Time Ever on Sunday!
Final Panel at Comic-Con
Twitter Pitch: @FRINGEonFOX Final Season Celebration @Comic_Con! First time in Hall H! First Time on Sunday! Details here: http://bit.ly/OB9KKs#WBSDC
BURBANK, Calif. (June 13, 2012) – Calling all Fringe fans — from Westfield to Alt-San Diego! The acclaimed thriller’s stars and executive producers will return one final time to Comic-Con International: San Diego®, the world’s greatest pop culture convention, to celebrate the show’s fifth and final season with its incredibly devoted fans. For the first time ever, the show’s panel will be held on a Sunday — July 15 — and it will take place in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center.
- Series stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and John Noble will join the show’s executive producers for the panel
- In their final appearance at Comic-Con, the Fringe team will treat fans to an exclusive video presentation, answer burning questions and look at what lies ahead for the climactic conclusion of the acclaimed sci-fi series
- Recently renewed for its fifth and final season, Fringe continues to explore new cases with endless impossibilities. From Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Fringe airs Fridays at 9/8c on FOX.
I don’t think I will ever be prepared for waht may happen in the final season of Fringe but this article made my blood run cold. Call it a premonition or me just being paranoid, but I think all of us Fringe fans will be in for quite a ride.
Pay close attention to the last paragraph.
May 11, 2012 11:59 PM ET ‘Fringe’ finale: Exec producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman discuss those final moments, tease season 5 by Jeff Jensen
A few weeks ago, Fringe zipped forward to the year 2036 and showed us a world ruled by The Observers, time traveling super-powered bald men from the 27th century with a passion for fedoras, hot sauce and flasks of ice water. Can Walter (John Noble), Olivia (Anna Torv), and Peter (Josh Jackson) do anything here in the present to avert this fate? If you’ve seen the season four finale, then you now know – SPOILER ALERT! – that you’ll have to wait until the cult fave’s fifth and final season for the answer. “That’s certainly the suggestion at the end,” says exec producer J.H. Wyman, referring to two revelations in the closing moments that would seem to pave the way for Observageddon. “The idea that September says ‘They’re coming’ and that Olivia says she’s pregnant really does set us up for what we saw in ‘Letters of Transit.’ At the same time, I will also say that everything you’ve seen over the past four seasons is hugely important to season five.”
Fringe is known for bleak cliffhangers that set up or tease the next year’s capture-the-imagination sci-fi idea. But the exec producers say that with “Brave New World,” they were going for something more emotional, less mythological. Hence, this year, our heroes got something like a clean victory/happy ending. Walter defeated William Bell’s wannabe god scheme to create a “brave new world” filled with strange creatures (and very few humans), while Olivia cheated death (from a bullet in the head, no less!) with her recently-conceived baby intact. Also: Astrid lives! Wyman calls the episode “the calm before the storm… a gentle closing of the door” to this part of the saga.
There really isn’t anything new here but it is still a great early promo.