Fringe will be without one of its showrunners for the upcoming fifth season.
Deadline reports that Jeff Pinkner has decided to depart the series. Pinkner and J.H. Wyman have served as show runners for the series since its first season. Wyman will stay on to see the final season of the FOX series.
Fringe executive producer J.J. Abrams, who created the Fox/Warner Bros. TV drama with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, issued a statement about Pinkner’s exit. “For four years, J.H. Wyman and Jeff Pinkner have worked tirelessly as a team to keep all the worlds in order on Fringe,” he said. “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 toFringe 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.”