British fans of the sci-fi series Fringe need not worry about being left behind when the show airs its final episode next month. It has been announced that the UK channel Sky1 will simulcast the series finale with its east coast US airing. Fans willing to stay awake until 1:10am in the UK will be able to watch both "Liberty" and "An Enemy of Fate," the final two episodes of the series which both air January 18 (January 19 for the UK).
This is a very similar arrangement to how Sky1 broadcast the LOST series finale back in 2010.
Sky1 exec Sarah Wright shared the following about the decision: “Fringe has a great, dedicated fanbase 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."
Fringe recently aired its final episode of 2012, "Anomaly XB-6783746," which featured some major plot developments and revelations. The series will resume in three weeks, with the episode "The Boy Must Live" on January 11.
In addition to the simulcast with the US airing, Sky1 will air "Liberty" and "An Enemy of Fate" in the show's usual timeslot Wednesday, January 23, at 10pm.
British Fringe fans: how do you feel about this development? Will you be staying up late to watch the series come to an end?