Season four of the dystopian drama just premiered on February 1st. The cast includes Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Richard Harmon, Zach McGowan, Isaiah Washington, and Henry Ian Cusick.
In the interview, Rothenberg revealed he does have an ending for the The CW series in mind:
When I said that a couple of years ago, I had this idea for how I wanted the show to end. But it was scalable and that ending could have been at the end of season three, it could be at the end of season five, it could be at the end of season eight. Those decisions are not really mine. I don’t think that this is a show that runs for 10 seasons. But I love these characters and this world so much that it’s fresh for me every year. We tell a different story every year so we don’t get bored with it. I still have an end story in mind, but I don’t know when that end is going to be and I feel very, very confident that I’ll get to tell it eventually.”
Later, he admitted that there will be lighter moments this season than last:
I look at last season and I say it was a little too dark. It was relentlessly dark. We didn’t have the comic relief of Jasper [Devon Bostick] and Monty [Christopher Larkin], for instance. Their stories were really dark, and we always turn to them for [comic relief]. They were no longer a color in the crayon box, so we’re going to get back to that this season. There’s more hope, there’s more laughter, there’s more light for sure.”
Rothenberg also teased a “game-chaning” season four finale:
Of course, by the end we’ll figure out a way to open it up and tee up what season five’s story is, which is awesome by the way. It’s game-changing and we’ll spin it all in a completely different direction that we’ll be talking about soon enough.”
What do you think? Do you watch The 100? Did you enjoy the season four premiere?