Fox sci-fi drama Fringe will draw to a close in January after five seasons, but both Jackson and Torv told TVLine that they will not be auditioning for any pilots in the near future.
"I'll probably skip this pilot season, for a variety of reasons," Jackson said. "With the intensity of 22-episode television, I don't know how healthy it is to try to jump from show to show."
The 34-year-old cited the break he previously took between the end of teen drama Dawson's Creek in 2003 and the start of Fringe in 2008.
"I had the benefit, because of my first show, to be able to wait out on something really good... and they don't come around every year just because you're unemployed," he explained. "So the next time around, I'll be waiting for something as good as this."
Torv - who plays Olivia Dunham opposite Jackson's Peter Bishop - also admitted that she wants "to take a deep breath" before returning to series television.
"I've never played anybody for five years, so it's going to take a bit of time for me to get her all out [of my system]," said the Australian actress. "That's my immediate plan, and then... I don't know!"
The final episode of Fringe will air as part of a double-bill on January 18. In the UK, the series continues on Sky1.
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