What’s next for The 100? Recently, executive producer Jason Rothenberg spoke with The Nerdist about the future of the CW TV series.
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?
I just binge watched season 4 and could hardly get anything done because I was so entranced with every episode. Kudos to these writers and actors for keeping me on the edge of my seat for every episode!! Hope that the powers that be realize what a superb show this is and brings us a season 5!!!
Rothenberg may have an ending in mind, but chances are that he’ll never get to tell it. He’ll end each season on a cliffhanger, just like he’s been doing. Just like it now 100% mandatory for all dramatic shows with an ongoing story. But one season, after the obligatory cliffhanger is already written and filmed, the ratings will slip and the CW will cancel it, leaving the story unfinished.
That’s the new normal of network TV.
Sad to say but SyFy has a bad track record when it comes to AWESOME shows they dump them for some weird reason ????? I hope they listen to the real people that watch them and start keeping the good shows like The Eureka SyFy Series ??????? Well it was Fantastic while it lasted !!!!!!!!!
The 100 is great. It’s an action/adventure scifi thriller that isn’t afraid to kill characters or have them make tough choices that can’t be reversed.
Very interesting show. I like it. I like bellamy and clarke together when it comes to love story thing. I wish lincoln still there for octavia:-(.
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
I AGREE “THE100” IS AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!
I thought it was great to start exactly where they left off last season. I like the show and will continue to watch even though it’s hard excepting or believing these pretty young girls as leaders of big mean men.
Sorry if that’s not politically correct but in a world they are portraying it’s inconceivable.
The whole point is that the original commander was a woman in her late 20’s that’s why the young night blood females are held with such regard. Several civilizations in history held females in much higher status then we ever have.
A great show, delighted to see it back.