First was the nuclear disaster, and now, Clarke Griffin has to worry about… well, another nuclear disaster. That’s precisely the direction that The 100 season 4 is taking, and the stakes are higher than ever. First, what begun as a struggle for survival turned into a tribal war. Now that war looks like the least of their problems, as another apocalyptic event is on the horizon.
With The 100 Season 4 premiere, excitement for the series’ future seems to extend beyond the next 13 episodes. Already, fans are looking forward to a season 5 – a promise that the world already introduced to us could expand even further.
More Than A Chance
How optimistic should fans be for a continuation of the series? Well, KSiteTV recently spoke with Executive Producer Jason Rothenberg, and his answer looks pretty optimistic.
“I feel incredibly bullish on our Season 5 possibilities. The story that this season ends, teeing up into next season, is really exciting, and I think everybody who’s read it and seen it loves it. There’s a lot of reasons why I feel high on season 5. One of them is the creative is really strong. Another is, financially, they’ve made some 60-some odd episodes, and I don’t think they’re going to stop now. So. I feel good about it!”
It seems like, if things go according to plan, we’re going to be seeing Clarke and whoever remains of The 100 for at least one more turn.
Of course, there’s no guarantee on who’ll still be on their feet by the time The 100 season 4 ends. From the warring tribes to the potential nuclear disasters worldwide, it’s only fair to assume that one or more of the cast ends up biting the dust.
The 100 Season 4 – Alliances
As the neglected nuclear reactors around the world begin their meltdown and potentially kill off what’s left of humanity, lines still continue to be drawn. With the Grounders and the Arkers still at odds with each other, characters like Bellamy and Octavia have to determine their commitment to their side. Clarke is in the middle of it all, trying to unite everyone against a potential mass extinction event.
Rothenberg also shares that one of the newer characters – Roan of the Ice Nation – will play a bigger role in this season. As the king of one of the tribes, Roan also needs to choose between simply watching out for his own people, or reaching out to strangers for the survival of all.
“This season,” the Rothenberg says, “is about ‘can you transcend your tribalism?’ Can you rise above the people you were born as a part of and begin to make choices, perhaps, that benefit all people instead of just your people? Roan does that in a big way this season.”
We’ll see just what he means when The 100 season 4 premieres on Feb. 1, 2017.