“From the ashes we will rise.” The CW has released the first trailer for the upcoming fourth season of their post-apocalyptic sci-fi series The 100. Only, the apocalypse is coming. Again.
The critically acclaimed series was rocked by controversy during Season 3 when the show rather unceremoniously killed off Lincoln (Ricky Whittle) and then Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey), the badass lesbian Commander of the 13 clans. If that wasn't bad enough, they even pulled the trigger right after she and Clarke (Eliza Taylor) had made love for the first (and as it turned out, only) time in an example of what's called the Bury Your Gays trope. Fan rage ensued, and death threats (including suicide threats) were aimed at showrunner Jason Rothenberg and his family, the actors and more. Let’s just say it wasn't pretty, and after Rothenberg's belated mea culpa, it'll be interesting to see where the show goes from there.
The first season saw the 100 fight between themselves before the Grounders arrived, making mincemeat of a couple of them. In Season 2, our survivors took on Mount Weather while in the third season the main threat arrived in the form of A.L.I.E. (Erica Cerra), and A.I. intent on stripping everyone of free will and bringing them into the City of Light.
However, before Clarke managed to pull the plug A.L.I.E. revealed that the nuclear power plants that hadn’t been destroyed by the bombs had begun to melt down, with global radiation rising at an alarming pace, and predicted that in less than 6 months, more than 90% of the Earth’s surface will be uninhabitable.The 3-minute-long trailer hammers home the horrors of the nuclear holocaust our characters will face this season, and it gets pretty gruesome. Surely Clarke, Bellamy (Bob Morley) and the rest of the gang will find a way to save everyone. Right? Check it out below, and let us know what you think.
The 100 stars Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Marie Avgeropoulos, Bob Morley, Christopher Larkin, Devon Bostick, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon, Henry Ian Cusick, Adina Porter and Zach McGowan. Season 4 will premiere on The CW on Feb. 1.
(via Coming Soon)