Fringe Season 5 - The Fringe team
Fringe Season 5 - The Fringe team returns in Season Five premiering Friday, Sept 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) ©2012 Fox Broadcasting, photo by Andrew Matusik
Fringe Season 5 - The Fringe team
The Fringe team returns in Season Five premiering Friday, Sept 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) ©2012 Fox Broadcasting

Fox have released a gallery of pictures of the cast of Fringe Season 5.

This will be the last season of the show and it will only consist of 13 episodes not the previous usual 22 episodes. It does at lease allow for a proper send-off for the show.

We saw in the last few episodes of season 4 that the “Observers” had seized control of the universe in 2015. We had flashed forward to 2036 and here they have become ruthless rulers who reign supreme…

The fifth season of Fringe will be premiering Friday, September 28, 2012.

Fringe Season 5 – Gallery shots

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Fringe Season 5 – official information

Fringe Season 5 (Fridays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)
Fringe, the critically acclaimed and fan-favorite series, returns for a fifth and final 13-episode season that promises to deliver a climactic conclusion.

Picking up from the events depicted in last season’s flash-forward episode “Letters of Transit,” the seemingly peaceful “Observers” seized control of the universe in 2015. Now in 2036, they have become ruthless rulers who will reign supreme. What awaits in the future is the Fringe team’s final stand, which will bring together all that they have witnessed in preparation to battle and protect the world.

Set in Boston, the FBI’s Fringe Division started when Special Agent OLIVIA DUNHAM (Anna Torv) enlisted institutionalized “fringe” scientist WALTER BISHOP (John Noble) and his globe-trotting, jack-of-all-trades son, PETER (Joshua Jackson), to help in an investigation of an airline disaster that defied human logic. After the defining case was solved and furthermore revealed to be one of a series of unusual incidents linked together, the unlikely trio – supervised by Special Agent PHILLIP BROYLES (Lance Reddick) and assisted by ASTRID FARNSWORTH (Jasika Nicole) – was formed.

As unimaginable events continued to unfold, the Fringe Division’s investigations often led them to science and technological corporation Massive Dynamic and its enigmatic chief executive, NINA SHARP (Blair Brown). It was revealed that Walter and Massive Dynamic’s elusive founder and chairman WILLIAM BELL (guest star Leonard Nimoy) once were scientific partners, and had used Olivia as a test subject when she was a child.

Through the Fringe team’s investigations, Olivia learned that the root cause of these strange occurrences was due to the existence of a parallel universe. Even more shocking was the discovery that Walter had kidnapped Peter as a child from “over there” after his Peter had died, thus creating an imbalance between the two universes that threatened to tear both worlds apart.

Complications in these two separate, yet interconnected, worlds quickly began to ripple throughout each universe. Ultimately, Peter realized his kidnapping was the cause for the alternate world’s impending doom. So he chose to sacrifice himself by activating a device that saved the universe, bridged the two worlds together but erased him from existence.

Season Four found the Fringe Divisions working together to rebuild the alternate universe. Despite Peter’s seemingly permanent sacrifice, he returned very much alive and helped stop William Bell’s mad plans to collapse the two worlds together. Then, after Olivia learned she was pregnant with Peter’s child and all seemed right with the world(s), Walter received an ominous warning that “they” were coming.

Created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, FRINGE is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, Bryan Burk and J.H. Wyman serve as executive producers, while Kurtzman, Orci and Akiva Goldsman are consulting producers. “Like” FRINGE on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @FRINGEonFOX and join the discussion at #fringe.


Fringe Season 5 – Fact Sheet

ON AIR:Fridays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT
ORIGINATION:Vancouver, Canada
CONCEPT:A thrilling series that follows the Fringe team as it explores mysterious occurrences linked between parallel universes, doppelgängers, Observers and unimaginable threats.
SEASON PREMIERE:Sept. 28, 2012
STARRING:Anna Torv (Olivia Dunham)Joshua Jackson (Peter Bishop)

John Noble (Walter Bishop)

Lance Reddick (Phillip Broyles)

Blair Brown (Nina Sharp)

Jasika Nicole (Astrid Farnsworth)

PRODUCED BY:Warner Bros. TelevisionBad Robot Productions
CREATED BY:J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and J.H. Wyman
CONSULTING PRODUCERS:Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Akiva Goldsman

Fringe ranks No. 1 in its Friday 9-10pm time period among Men 18-49, Men 18-34 and Men 25-54 (tie), ranking No. 2 among Adults 18-34.

Fringe delivers an upscale audience, surpassing its Total U.S Adults 18-49 average in “Adults 18-49 with Household Income of $100K+” (124 index) and “Adults 18-49 with 4+ Years of College” (124 index).

Fringe posts the largest percentage increase due to playback among broadcast prime shows among Adults 18-49 (+138%, Live + 7 vs. Live).


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online