Thursday, 20 December 2012

Sky1 to simulcast FRINGE finale

Thursday, 20 December 2012

In a move that's sure to delight British fans of Fox's sci-fi drama Fringe, Sky1 today confirmed they're broadcasting the series finale simultaneously with its US East Coast premiere. This is the second simulcast Sky has done with a popular US drama; the other being ABC's Lost finale back in summer 2010.

British fans will have to stay up late, though. Fringe's two-hour finale (which also marks its 100th episode) starts @1:10am in the UK on 19 January 2013, which means you'll have to stay awake until approximately 3.10am. On the plus side, this is a Saturday morning, so it won't clash with school or work for most people.

Sarah Wright, Controller of Acquisitions for Sky Entertainment Channels, commented that "Fringe has a great, dedicated fan base amongst our customers and we are thrilled to be able to show them the much anticipated series finale at the same time as the US broadcast."

If you can't stay up for Fringe's last ever episode, "An Enemy of Fate" will still be shown in its usual Sky1 timeslot on Wednesday 23 January @10pm.