Fringe to get fifth and final season

We are just a couple episodes from the end of season four of Fringe. It’s now confirmed that there will be a half-length fifth season which will conclude the story.

As you may recall, Fringe has been a show on the edge of cancellation sine the very beginning. Every season, fans bemoan the possibility that it might not return.

It’s a clever low-budget sci-fi show with a strong following, if smaller than Fox would like. The creators had previously announced that a potential fifth season would be the last. The producers also pledged to run a single wrap-up episode to tie everything together if they couldn’t manage a half-season, and barring that, would commission a short run of comic books to finish the story. 

Luckily they wont have to go that route, as Fringe will have a final season, comprising 13 episodes and tying up the story rather neatly. Indeed, since the writers have 13 episodes and plenty of notice, they should be able to get the conclusion right.

“We are thrilled and beyond grateful that Fox – and our fans – have made the impossible possible,” said series co-creator/executive producer J.J. Abrams. “Fringe will continue into a fifth season that will allow the series to conclude in a wild and thrilling way.”

Along with an official announcement, we’ve gotten this clip reel of some of the most important moments of the last four seasons, with a rousing voice over from the show’s male lead, Peter.

Fringe airs on Fox on Friday evenings. If you want to catch up with the show, now that you know it will have a proper ending, you can find it all on Amazon instant video or DVD.