With Fringe Season 5 about to be screened tomorrow night, Friday September 28, 2012, UK viewers learned they will have to wait a further three and a half weeks.
These days, with the studios trying to avoid illegal downloads, it is unusual for the air date to be so different. However this season in the final and has just thirteen episodes.
The gaps in the US air of new episodes are often in the States are filled with repeats of Fringe. The UK television companies do not have this practice, only interupting the schedule for holidays like Christmas and the new year.
With the last episode in the US due for airing February 1, 2013 it looks like the UK has decided follow later in order to tie up the ending dates.
Fringe Season 5 – UK Official information
The end is nigh. From Wednesday 24 October at 10pm, cult favourite Fringe embarks on its fifth and final season exclusively on Sky 1 HD.
Created by JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the writing team behind hit reboot Star Trek, and boasting a stellar cast including Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and John Noble, Fringe has garnered a dedicated and passionate fan base over its five years on screen.
Fringe’s final chapter, comprising of 13 episodes, promises to deliver a climactic conclusion. The season premiere, Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11, will be set in 2036. The story picks up after the Fringe Division has just been just freed from a 20-year slumber preserved in amber, but someone is missing from the Bishop family reunion. Peter (Jackson), his daughter Etta (Georgina Haig), Walter (Noble) and Astrid (Jasika Nicole) will have to go on the hunt for the missing Olivia (Torv).
Joshua Jackson said: “It takes on a slightly different flavour than I think you would anticipate. It happens quite quickly off the top of the season, and it’s as emotional as you would imagine, but not quite the reunion that you’re expecting.”
Executive producer JH Wyman said: “I want something that ends in a way that is completely understandable, something that makes me feel something, something that makes people think, ‘I spent four years of my life investing in these people, and it was worth it’.”
He added: “There will be death in the final season. Whenever there’s a war, there are going to be casualties. I think they’re going to be unexpected.”
Fringe season 5 airs on Sky 1 from Wednesday 24 October at 10pm