We’ve had three seasons of The 100, where our heroes on a survival ark in space have found their way back to Earth after a nuclear holocaust had wiped it out—mostly. Some hardy Earthings (i.e., Grounders) have managed to survive. Thus begins a chain of events that leads all the way to the end of season 3...which include crashing the Ark to Earth and a mind-controlling A.I.
Now showrunner Jason Rothenberg tells us what to expect in the upcoming season 4.
According to Rothenberg, the theme of the season is “The Earth strikes back.” Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that, as we learned at the end of season 3, the Earth has an expiration date, thanks to decaying nuclear power plants that will melt down. In six months.
Rothenberg also says that there will be a conflict in the way Clarke handles the terminal diagnosis with the way other people—he would not name names—deal with it. Clarke would fight to save everyone around her, while others would want to live their lives to the fullest while they still can.
It’s a juicy little tidbit of info for those of us who want to know how the survivors will be coping with the twists, emotional and otherwise, of season 3.
The fourth season of The 100 has no official release date but will be aired some time in early 2017.
Check out out exclusive with Rothenberg at San Diego Comic-Con.