More details on the Fringe season/series finale run have emerged, while reports now point to May Season 5 talks between the Fringe and FOX execs.
Earlier this week, Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman tweeted that news of the show’s future could arrive this week — while that may be the case in some internal capacity, fans of the sci-fi serial are still waiting to know the show’s fate. According to Zap2It, the future of Fringe may be kept under wraps for another couple of weeks until the show’s bosses meet with FOX to pitch their plans for a fifth season:
The “Fringe” team will meet with FOX execs in the first week of May to pitch their plans for Season 5 — and to figure out whether it’s in FOX’s best interest, financially, to renew the series. They’ve already made it clear that the network has lost money airing “Fringe,” but there are still hopes that they can turn that minus into a plus.
While these talks may be a positive indicator for the show’s renewal hopes, fans will just have to sit tight and continue to brace themselves for official word to break.
Whether the latest ratings drop will have bearing on a potential fifth season remains to be seen. The popular thought is that it wont have much impact at this stage, but as always, there’s no such thing as a certainty in Hollywood where money is concerned, and even when there is, caution should be observed as standard.
UPDATE: Wyman has since tweeted that word on the show’s future might arrive tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17:
We might hear something tomorrow. I know you’re all anxious.
We’ll of course keep you updated.
Meanwhile, more from Thursday’s Television: Out of the Box exhibit, where Joshua Jackson teased the final string of Season 4 episodes, and the potential portal into season 5. In terms of additional tidbits, he implied that the Baby Henry saga is set to be resurrected in some form (“Letters Of Transit“?), and discussed the recontextualized Walter/Peter dynamic. You can find out what he had to say via the player below: