Leading actor John Noble said it already before and his fellow actress Anna Torv now shares his standpoint, too. FOX’s Fringe should conclude after its fifth season. “People have been quoting [series co-creator] JJ [Abrams] for a while saying [that] four or five years is kind of enough,” Torv told the Coventry Telegraph according to DigitalSpy. “I tend to agree with him.”
The actress fears the series otherwise could “run into the ground”. It would be another matter if Fringe was a procedural series. “If you’re doing a straight-up procedural series, I think you can go on, because you’ve got so many stand-alone episodes,” she explained. “Whereas with our show it certainly feels like it’s picked up the pace as well.”
But a season 5 renewal is still a long way off. It’s anything but easy for Fringe to convince in its current Friday night time slot. To date, season 4 averaged 3.24 million viewers and a 1.3/4 in adults 18-49. It’s surely an improvement over former Friday 9pm occupant The Good Guys but these numbers are still too weak for an expensive to produce science-fiction series.
What do you think? Do you want a conclusion after season 5 or do you want the series to end at a later date?