Fringe is a sci-fi series created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci that premiered on the Fox Network and concluded in 2013 after five seasons and 100 episodes. The series follows FBI agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), who teams up with a former mad scientist Walter Bishop (John Noble) and his estranged son Peter (Joshua Jackson) to investigate paranormal and unexplained occurrences.
Influenced by shows like The X-Files, Lost, and Altered State, Fringe‘s first season initially received lukewarm reviews, but subsequent seasons were met with critical success, and the show received numerous awards and developed a passionate fan base. Unfortunately, these elements didn’t guaranteeFringe’s longevity, and the series was renewed for a final shorted fifth season in late 2012. Let’s look at what Fringe was and why the series ended after five seasons.