The 100 Season 2 Renewal: CW Show Renewed; Spoilers for Next Season (+Projected Episode 1 Air Date)
The 100 wraps up a solid season 1 on The CW on June 11, and fans are wondering about a season 2.
The network renewed the show a while back because it was doing well. A premiere date hasn’t been announced yet, but it will come back fairly quickly. The 100 premiered midseason in March, but is on the fall 2014 schedule (same timeslot; Wednesdays at 9 p.m.). Season 2 will likely premiere sometime in September.
Let’s check out what hints have come out about season 2:
—-A lot more will be revealed about the Grounders, and the relationship between them and The 100.
“Lincoln represents the fact that they’re not all bad and he’s not alone in that. There are others like him. The problem is, have we moved too far down this road of this war path to ever come together? In season two, one of the stories we will delve into is that relationship between the hundred and the natives who were already here,” executive producer Jason Rothenberg told The Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s a little analogous to the settlers and the Native Americans and how badly we screwed that up, and the hope is the people from the Ark don’t screw it up as badly. But, they probably will.”
—-That will include more insight into who the Grounders are fighting
“We don’t begin to really unpack the world and how it works and how the various groups — Reapers, Grounders, Mountain Men — are related and fit together and how the arrival of these strangers from the spaceship threw the puzzle pieces in the air until Season 2,” Rothenberg told TVGuide. “That is essentially what Season 2 is about. The Grounders didn’t become warriors the day these people landed on the ground, they were fighting something or someone before The 100 arrived.”
“There is still so much of the world that we need to see and learn about,” Ricky Whittle (Lincoln) added to Zap2It. “We need to learn more about the Grounders and their history. Are they survivors or are they people that came down from the Ark before? Are there more dangers out there? What about the other tribes?”
“Earth is a huge place and we just landed in one small area and already we’ve seen the Grounders and heard talk of Mountain Men,” he added.”That’s something that Jason and the writers can explore in Season 2.”
—-If Bellamy and Clarke both survive, they probably won’t get together.
“I think the actors both great and the characters are diametrically opposed to each other for a long time and there’s amazing chemistry between Eliza [Taylor] and Bob [Morley]. It doesn’t surprise me in hindsight, but it certainly wasn’t a relationship that we were writing towards in the beginning of the season and it’s not one we’re writing towards now frankly,” Rothenberg told THR. “It’s not something I would shut the door on, but again, it’s not about that. It’s the icing, not the cake.”
—-There’s going to continue to be lots of twists
Rothenberg said previously that the show is like “Lost” in that “you just never know where we’re taking it.”
“We twist it at the end of the pilot, we twist again at the end of three, we twist again, I think,” he said. “Just when you feel like they’ve figured out who the grounders are and what that story is, they know nothing.”
—-Several main characters will probably not survive into season 2
“We jokingly sometimes talk about how by the end of the season you’ll have to call the show The 50 and it’s not far off from that,” Rothenberg said, referring to the season 1 finale.
“At the end of things there will not be close to as many people standing as there are in the beginning. Whether those are our main characters people will have to tune in to find out, but certainly lives hang in the balance at the end.”
See a season 1 finale description below the videos.
Clarke (Eliza Taylor) pleads with Bellamy (Bob Morley) to do the right thing as conflict on the ground comes to a head. Bellamy forces Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) to make a difficult decision. Raven (guest star Lindsey Morgan) and Jasper (Devon Bostick) work against time and Finn (Thomas McDonell) makes a bold move.
Meanwhile, the situation on the Ark comes to a stunning conclusion. Paige Turco, Isaiah Washington, Henry Ian Cusick and Chris Larkin also star.