Employees of the show had hoped Warner Brothers would at least wait to see if the tax credits were renewed. “We’re all fighting for our livelihood and nobody understands the rational,” said Beth Kushnick, set decorator on the show. “Why is there collateral damage when they don’t even have the word about the tax credit?”The film industry is still fighting to get the program re-funded in NY's upcoming budget, expected to be announced April 1. Unfortunately it will be too late for the impatient WB, even though filming for Fringe season 1 is not due to wrap up until the end of April.
Also, it is important to note that FOX has not yet picked up the series for Season 2, and it is unclear if the move will affect the decision.
There's been no comment from Warner Bros yet as to the fallout of this decision, but as mentioned previously, it could mean hundreds of lost jobs.
* Thanks to Josh-Jackson.net for the Joshua Jackson photo