The 100 season 7 is regrettably the show’s final season, and it’s already kicked off on The CW from the US (UK fans are still waiting for it to arrive E4).
Chatting to TVLine in 2019, executive producer Jason Rothenberg stated: “We have actually been asking for this to be the final season for a while because we feel like it’s time to get out while the getting’s good.
“We want to leave [the lovers ] wanting more. We don’t want to overstay our welcome. Each of the clichés.”
“I really don’t know whether the studio and community would have let us continue into year eight. I presume they’d have. They were able to allow us to do 16 episodes for incident 100 this season, so I assume they probably would have wanted more, but we had been prepared,” he informed Collider.
“it is a long time to be telling the story of a single group of characters.”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Rothenberg discussed what fans of the series could expect from the last chapter of the postwar series.
“It’ll be our version of a happy end,” he said.
“I can safely say we’re attempting to say anything more with seven. The end of a narrative always is this story; the moral of this story’s purpose. We have yet to reveal the story’s moral, but it will be shown in season seven.
“And it won’t be,’People are horrible, we all suck, we are eager to kill everybody and every one and do anything to live.’
But plans are to jumpstart a story set in precisely the world.
TVLine reported that the spin-off (which is not referred to as Anaconda, contrary to some reports), is once again being led up by Rothenberg and is going to be a prequel place 97 years ahead of the original series.
The storyline will follow”a band of survivors on the floor as they learn to deal in a dangerous universe while fighting to make a new and improved society from the ashes of what came before.”
The pilot, which will be tagged anaconda’, will air during season seven.
Chatting to Collider, Rothenberg explained that with no pilot episode, The 100 would have felt incomplete: “As [writer/executive manufacturer ] Kim Shumway and I started talking about this new show could be, we realized there was a perfect springboard into a possible Grounder origin story.
“It answers a great deal of questions which are necessary to be answered and surely fills in a few blanks this season, too.
“Without that incident, the story would not be complete.”
The 100 airs on The CW in the United States and E4 in the UK.