As Fringe enters it’s fifth and final season, it will do so without one the current showrunners. Thankfully though, Jeff Pinker decided to leave the show on his own accord and this wasn’t the case of the network making an executive decision.
Here’s some of the report from TVGuide.com:
…Jeff Pinkner, an executive producer who has run the Fox series alongside J.H. Wyman since Season 2, has stepped down. Sources tell us it was Pinkner’s decision to exit the series in order to pursue other projects and that it was an amicable split. Pinkner will not retain his executive producer credit and Wyman will be the sole showrunner for the final season.
J.J. Abrams released a statement regarding Jeff Pinker’s exit:
We’re so excited to begin work on a fifth season of Fringe and to be able to deliver the 13 final episodes to our passionate and devoted fans. For four years, J.H. Wyman and Jeff Pinkner have worked tirelessly as a team to keep all the worlds in order on Fringe. We’re thankful for the invaluable contributions Jeff has made to the show and of course wish him well and look forward to working together in the future. J.H. Wyman’s importance to Fringe cannot be overstated, however, and I’m thrilled that he will continue as showrunner for the concluding chapters of our story. We can’t wait for our fans to see what we have in store for them in the wild conclusion of Fringe.
Well Fringe fans, there you have it. Does the exit of one showrunner worry you as you approach the final 13 episodes? Or will the show go off without a hitch under the sole but watchful eye of J.H. Wyman? Sound off in the comments below.
SOURCE: TV Guide