Fall TV Preview

Fringe First Look: The Final Season Poster

For Fox’s Fringe, the beginning of the end is near — and to drive that so-sad point home, we have the key art poster touting the series’ fifth, and final, season.

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Premiering Friday, Sept. 28 at 9/8c, the 13-episode farewell run is set almost exclusively in the year 2036 — as was Season 4’s Episode 19, “Letters of Transit”* — as Fringe team members past and future try to solve the hairy problem that is an Earth ruled by Observers.

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Check out the poster here (spy the callouts to the series’ assorted “bumper” icons, like the handprint and apple?), then scroll down to read more about Season 5.

If you’re having trouble preparing to say goodbye to Peter, Olivia, Walter et al, know that showrunner Joel Wyman is, as well. Speaking with me as he prepared to break Season 5, Episode 9, he shared, “It’s getting harder and harder because you realize, ‘Wow, these are really beautiful characters and they’ve all grown so much, and what they’re going through in this last season is profound.’ You realize, ‘Wow, I love these people,’ so it’s bittersweet that way.”

You can get a bit of Season 5 scoop from Wyman here, and stay tuned for my complete Q&A as premiere day nears.

* Fox is rebroadcasting “Letters of Transit” this Saturday night at 11 pm; I for one will definitely be re-re-rewatching.

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  1. Carrie says:

    Awesome! Cannot wait!!

  2. Kelly says:

    Cool poster. Thanks for the info. :)

  3. Dick Whitman says:

    That hand has 6 fingers!

  4. Rob says:

    That is a gorgeous poster.

  5. Hope they are able to bring Simon back…liked that character in “Letters” episode.

  6. Fox says:

    Love It! Looks like Fight Club poster!

  7. Emy says:

    Loving your support of the show Matt, really, that’s great.

  8. Noel says:

    Love this!!

  9. panda says:

    This is awesome.

  10. Mena says:

    I adore the poster! I am counting down the days until season 5 premieres!

  11. ju says:

    love fringe, cant wait!!!!!!!!!

  12. KJ says:

    I saw some Fringe episode filming a few weeks ago and it looked pretty awesome.

  13. ColleenS says:

    I like it but not what I am used to in a Fringe poster. I guess Revolution is not using Fringes signiture poster style.

  14. Jessica says:

    I’m also going to have to re-watch ‘Letters of Transit’ to get ready for the new season!

  15. LUHTACHRIS says:

    greatest sci-fi show of the last 10 years! Lets hope season 5 tops it off!

  16. Emily says:

    Rebels and misfits. Different but appropriate, I like!

  17. Lorin says:

    AWESOME!! can’t wait!! I miss Olive!!!

  18. Emily says:

    not my favourite poster (that honour actually goes to season 1, closely followed by season 3) but so appriate, and I kinda love it, I feel like fringe is not going to slowly drift off into the distance, its going to be a solid thing for a long while to go

  19. dee says:

    im going to cry. this is poster is perfect and this season is going to be too.