Fringe: Anna Torv Wants Series to End after Season 5

3 years ago, by

October 20, 2011

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?

  • Will

    I am more worried about it ending after four seasons! That would be bad… Five would be fine if they had sufficient warning that it was the last season.

  • Will

    I am more worried about it ending after four seasons! That would be bad… Five would be fine if they had sufficient warning that it was the last season.

  • Bryan Wood

    I really hope they get another season. Not because I’m blindly wanting more more more, but just because I want a solid ending that comes with preparing far ahead of time with no rushing.

  • Bryan Wood

    I really hope they get another season. Not because I’m blindly wanting more more more, but just because I want a solid ending that comes with preparing far ahead of time with no rushing.

  • Bryan Wood

    I really hope they get another season. Not because I’m blindly wanting more more more, but just because I want a solid ending that comes with preparing far ahead of time with no rushing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/erica.rogers1991 Erica Rogers

    Fringe is my all time favorite show! They better not cancel it. I could watch it forever!

  • ThatGuy

    Personally loving fringe a bunch I hate to think that wont have it running till the end of time. that said I also think that to keep it the great show that it is then we need to have a definitive ending to the story and a full fifth season will give use that. Though I want it to go into a sixth and seventh I know that ending it properly will be much better then the writers hastily ending it one day and not getting to see their vision through. Pules their is even a comic to look forward to if the show does not get that last season so we’ll have fringe in 2013 defiantly 

  • ThatGuy

    Personally loving fringe a bunch I hate to think that wont have it running till the end of time. that said I also think that to keep it the great show that it is then we need to have a definitive ending to the story and a full fifth season will give use that. Though I want it to go into a sixth and seventh I know that ending it properly will be much better then the writers hastily ending it one day and not getting to see their vision through. Pules their is even a comic to look forward to if the show does not get that last season so we’ll have fringe in 2013 defiantly 

  • Sookasyd

    When shows like law and order are on it’s 25th season (I love law and Order) then shOws like fringe need to go on for a long time. It has so much potential. Why wouldn’t they have mOrr fringe seasons when shows like jersey shore are still on (pointless show).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-Riviera/100003583727534 Carlos Riviera

    I agree with lucia son27 they shouldn’t fringe go because alot of Si-fi shows are always the ones that end up in the trash can after one season ( like terra nova & flashforward) and it really saddens me to see that. I would love to have 10 seasons of fringe just because its a amazing show and im a big fan. And saying the show should conclude after its 5th season is kinda a insult. As lead actress or actor and the show you;ve signed on for something to could go on for years and thats someting you should accept and enjoy or you shouldn’t have taken the roll in the first place. Actors and actresses should take a not from Tom welling who played a amazing clark kent for 10 season in a row because he enjoyed doing it thats whats being a tv show star all about.

  • Biggest Fringe Fan

    Fringe is the best show on tv (since the x files) period! You want more viwers it’s easy. Make a web site devoted to FRINGE (to help people understand what is going on) use advertising profits to generate revenue, to be used in the making of the next 5 seasons needed to match  X-files, which this show deserves. Think about all the posibilities for future episodes, they could get into a back ground story of Olivia’s parents (who…. or mabe….. what they are?), maybe playing with the idea of God and the  “Observers” and maybe get political were the  Russians have a mad scientist of there own, and play on the cold war idea. These three ideas alone could fill in three seasons worth of episodes slowly uncovering the truth in Fringe style fashion!!! 

  • http://twitter.com/iforsouls Jen C

    Great show would do anything to SAVE it!

  • Andrew

    I just hope we don’t get an ill-prepared ending.  I hope they do what Lost did: announce that the show will end on Season 5 (or, if possible, Season 6).  Waiting for a renewal on the last minute gives the impression that you’re making the story as you go along. Think Lost and Harry Potter books. We knew when they would end, and that kept us excited until the end.

  • richwill

    i love Fringe. I would like to see more than 5 seasons. there are just so many directions they can take the show. I do hope they take show further!!

  • Dan

    Fringe probably is the best network show around and I would love to see a season 5. The show is so excellent that I don’t see why it couldn’t go on after a fifth season but could understand if they called it quits then rather than letting it get stale

  • Lowleegeny

    what difference would our opinion make, if the actors and actresses don’t want to continue then they don’t. I would like to see it end in season 5 or take it to 6. Everything has an end after all, isn’t it…but my last request is that you should at least make the last episode happy-ending  and interesting.

  • Alleria

    Don’t cancel Fringe! It has the best of everything – sci-fi, detective/mystery, romance – plus excellent actors in a truly well-knit ensemble cast. Fox: don’t repeat past mistakes by cancelling a show before its time. At least 1, better 2, more seasons at least. I can see Abrams’ and Torv’s point on ad infinitum shows – the creativity to keep coming up with something different, or skewed off the plot enough to be believable but just not quite – is a huge challenge that can’t be sustained easily over time. But two more seasons …. c’mon, Fox! Give it the green light!

  • http://twitter.com/ltfang Li Tai Fang

    4 seasons or 5 seasons, the decision needs to be made NOW, so the producers can plan accordingly and end the show properly. 

  • Mh Ghatrenabi

    it should have a fifth season to provide answers about the first timeline….
    please make another season…

  • Brang:D

    I would prefer season 12

  • guest

    season five should be the last season in my opinion.   i loved the first 3 seasons but this 4th season is starting to get kind of boring.

  • Justdiann

    Really love and look forward to the series, hope it is around for awhile

  • Paul

    Fringe is an amazing show.Characters and story lines are brilliant and everything makes sense. Fringe should get more seasons. promote the show more and you will get a better fan base.

  • Mypaginas

    I want a 5th season

  • Michaelalyman

    Their is no other show on TV that is like Fringe. The solution to the crappy rating problem is that it is on a time slot when most people aren’t at home because its the beginning of the weekend. But even if people aren’t at home to watch it air, they are still recording it. Fox set this show up for failure when they moved Fringe to Fridays. I would love it if Fringe continued after 5 seasons, we need the answers to all of our questions and it would be nice if their was another program to air reruns. Most importantly, it would be 100% amazing if they created a movie. Imagine the impossible.

  • Michaelalyman

    Their is no other show on TV that is like Fringe. The solution to the crappy rating problem is that it is on a time slot when most people aren’t at home because its the beginning of the weekend. But even if people aren’t at home to watch it air, they are still recording it. Fox set this show up for failure when they moved Fringe to Fridays. I would love it if Fringe continued after 5 seasons, we need the answers to all of our questions and it would be nice if their was another program to air reruns. Most importantly, it would be 100% amazing if they created a movie. Imagine the impossible.

  • Zandro47

    IMO I would like Fringe to go on but if it has to end at season 5(or even 4) at least have an ending/conclusion to it unlike other tv shows that have been axed like 4400 and V

  • Oberstrolex

    I love Fringe so much but it will become much more difficult to write a story you can believe as a viewer. Our loved characters have earned their happy end After the fifth season.

  • Steve

    The show undoubtedly deserves a better time slot and is also being ruined by the constant series breaks. It could also be doing with better marketing because the stories and content are always good. I would be happy to see it continue!!!

  • Rebbe60

    Keep it going as long as possible. It’s brilliant and unique and all the actors are strong and wonderful!

  • Nickossin

    love fringe! but i think if the 5th seasons episodes were a little bigger it would be better to end after the fifth season! i would like the last episodes like tv movies :)

  • walternate

    I agree. Five seasons would be good; end it while it’s strong. Too many series, like the X-Files, dragged on for longer than they should have. 

  • Thenateman27

    There’s something that Fox needs to understand, if they don’t already:  they have made something truly great here.  To end it prematurely would be an insult to the fantastic artistry of the story, the acting, and cinematography up to this point (not to mention disappointing the committed following the show has).  To put it straight, if they kill the show early, they will ultimately be killing a large slice of  art.  
    So, Fox TV execs, if you need a reason to keep it around other than this, Fringe will sell a LOT better post series finale if you give it at least one more season.  The true potential of this show, production wise and financially, has yet to be fully realized.

  • sara

    they should make at least 6 seasons!!!C’ monn the show is amazing!im obsessed with this show..and i love the mystery it has!

  • Chloe Hoskinson

    Fringe should not end after five seasons. Cut Alcatraz let fringe stay!!!!

  • J-Li

    Fringe is amazing, but it needs to know when to end. House was good until whichever season it was when he went to the mental asylum and then it went downhill. If they keep dragging it out people’re slowly gonna turn against it. Let it die soon Abrams! Let the show end with season 5 with a tremendous bang!

  • J-Li

    Or season 6 or 7, but my point is don’t keep it going just because for now it’s the best show on Fox.

  • Jspeak19

    i love fringe and would like to see afewmore seasons yet

  • Ummhamm

    NEVER!

  • http://www.facebook.com/therealjonwagner Jon Wagner

    The producers said way back in the beginning that they had a 3, 5, and 7 year version of the show mapped out as to where they would go. I’d watch them as long as they make them, but 5 (a full fifth season) would probably be just right. And with the news that it’s 99% going to happen now makes me a happy Fringer! 

  • jacob

    Although I really love Fringe I would like to see it end in the 5th season. Too many shows tend to get milked by networks and they try to make as much money as the possibly can out of them. This causes the writers to create things that do not necessarily make sense. This show needs to be short and sweet. One needs to be able to tell that the end that happened was the end that was intended from the creation of the 1st episode. 

  • Fringelover

    It should go  on; i may watch Fringe fo at least 5 years more

  • M Khoshnam

     yessssssssssssssssssss it is true

  • M Khoshnam

     me too.i am very addicted to it.fringe is the BIG BANG

  • M Khoshnam

    I love fringe vrery much. i wish fringe series goes on too 7 or 8 season.it saved fox.please renew it too 8 season.i am addicted too it.

  • Mach10

    If they cancel … Fringe … I will be upset … my wife and I both watch it … I’m 59 she is 69 and she loves the way Walter behaves … of course … I like Anna Torv and Walter’s assistant … she is cute too … I’d love to have dinner with her as the character she plays on Fringe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mach1016 Mach10

    I kind of see a promotion for it … a commercial for Comcast Xfinity [I think that is what Comcast calls it] shows a promotion for their product and Fringe is one of the shows it has their to choose from … that makes me happy :-)

  • mansoor khoshnam

    i love fringe very much and i hope it goes on too 8 season or more.thanks fox

  • Ryan

    I think that Fringe is just now hitting it prime! I wish Fox would realize this and sign them for another 5 seasons!

  • http://www.facebook.com/darrius.rumph Darrius Rumph

    TRUE TRUE TRUE!

  • roxann

    would like it to continue there could be a lot more to explore as far as time travel and why they came

  • notlob

    I think it’s a great show. It should continue for a few more years. You don’t have to run it into the ground,
    but you should at least continue for 2-3 more years. Nowadays all the shows are turning out to be nothing but reality, enough already. Put on some other shows that all people would like, not just the
    18-49 year olds. What about the rest of us, I guess we don’t matter to all the networks.
    Your 18-30 year olds are not going to stay home on a Friday just to watch a show, they are going to go out and have some fun, can’t blame them if I was their age I would too!

  • JR RN

    Do not stop producing Fringe!! It is the best thing out there. I don’t know anyone who isn’t just enthralled with it. It is foolish and makes me me (and others) want to stay away from FOX. Keep Fringe!!

  • josh

    I never got hooked on characters before until Fringe. Felt deeply for Etta, but I have a feeling she’ll be back. Don’t wanna see Walter sacrificed, i don’t want it to end that way. I’m a Si-Fi addict and I’m so addicted to this one. Hard to fine good Si-Fi, cold turkey awaits me!