Joshua Jackson has revealed insight into the recently-announced departure of showrunner Jeff Pinkner.
Speaking in another segment of THR’s Comic-Con Roundtable, Jackson said Pinkner’s departure is a “big change”, but one that could be offset by the fact that it’s the final season and a blueprint for the last chapter was likely in place prior to his exit. Quotable:
“It changes a lot because [Jeff Pinkner] is part of the creative DNA of the show. But because our show is ending, I think it’s less — we’ll see as we get into it, but I think it’s less — dire than it would be if the show was ongoing.”
A typically forthcoming Jackson also blamed the “business side” of things for Pinkner’s departure, and cites a diminished contract offer which ultimately resulted in one less showrunner for the final 13. You can watch the video for yourself below (jump to 49:15 for the Pinkner exit talk, though there are other ‘Fringe bits’ throughout):
If you missed it earlier and don’t want to wade through the video above, Jackson teases how Fringe ends here.