I caught up with the producers of Fringe – Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman – at the recent WonderCon 2012 in Anaheim, and asked them what they could share about the show's uncertain but intriguing future. Find out what they had to tell me after the jump.
"The future is scary," laughed Fringe executive producer Jeff Pinkner, when I asked him to describe the show's remaining season 4 episodes. "At the end of every season we end a chapter and re-contextualize things," added Pinkner's fellow executive producer J.H. Wyman. "I think that this year's no different. I think at the end of this season there will be a very satiating sort of ending, but the promise of a very interesting new beginning."
Wyman dismissed the notion that the producing team has come up with two endings – one should the show get renewed for a fifth season and one should it be cancelled. "Not true. We don't change our plan for anybody. We feel confident that even if this was the end that the end would be very acceptable for the viewers and our fans. If that's how it goes, that's how it goes."
As for Peter and Olivia's fate, and whether the season's end brings a satisfying closure to their trans-dimensional relationship, Wyman remarked, "To us there is. And we love our fans, so I'm pretty sure that they'll be satisfied too."