The 100 Season 7 is nearly here, so we are coming upon the start of the end with this fantastical series. Season 6 delivered some serious twists including two big character deaths, literal body-snatchers, potentially, and a Commander even a lot of time travel. Now it’s anyone’s guess how The 100 will wrap everything up in its final season!
Season 6 finished on a huge cliffhanger, even by The 100’s standards, using a grown-up variant of Hope (Shelby Flannery) showing up to stab (and possibly kill) Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos).
Can you dissolve into green mist and survive? We’re completely in the dark about the whereabouts of Sheidheda or how exactly our heroes will make peace, to make matters worse.
Whatever the explanation for these spins will be, we’ll have to wait till Season 7 premieres to get some answers. We’ve still got a bit of a wait until Season 7 hits our screens, but in the meantime, TV Guide has been on the watch for info and spoilers about the show’s final run of episodes.
Here’s what we know up to now about The 100’s final year.
The Release Date of The 100 Season 7
It will premiere in May. The CW has formally announced that the seventh and final season of The 100 will debut on Wednesday, May 20 at 8/7c. There’s no trailer out yet, but keep your eyes peeled in the weeks ahead of time.
Season 7 will be the final season. Showrunner Jason Rothenberg declared the series would end after Season 7 on Twitter, and he later told TV Guide that he needed a particular end in mind for the sequence. “I hope [lovers will] be satisfied,” Rothenberg said. “I’m satisfied. I think it’s a pretty powerful, emotional finish.”
The Episode Details
There’ll be 16 episodes: For the last few seasons, The CW has fairly consistently ordered 13-episode seasons for The 100, but the last season will include 16 episodes. That will put the amount of episodes to the show at — get this — 100.
Production has wrapped. Filming for the year wrapped March 14, on Saturday. Many members of this cast and crew shared emotional goodbye messages as production on the show came to a finish. The closing tweet about leaving set of jason Rothenberg was.
“Just left place together with the fantastic @MisElizaJane and I must say… she’s a treasure,” Rothenberg wrote. “Leaving the location we assembled together for the last time was a particular but bittersweet moment. #The100.”
We have not seen the last of Octavia. Though her destiny appears ominous, anything is possible on The 100, and you can’t assume anyone is dead (or if they are, that they will stay that way).
Jason Rothenberg told Entertainment Weekly, “Whether she is dead or alive, Marie’s amazing and you may safely say we’ve not seen the last of her. But whether or not she’s dead and we tell her story in flashback or whether or not we see her again in the present, that is something we must wait and watch.”
We will pick up directly after the Season 6 finale. Do not worry, you won’t be left reeling from that finale only to be faced with a significant time jump when The 100 yields.
Rothenberg told TV Guide that we’ll pickup with Season 7 directly after the finale of Season 6, with Bellamy (Bob Morley) frantic to work out what on earth has happened to his sister.
There will not be any time travel. Regardless of Hope coming out of the Anomaly as a grownup when three days earlier she had been a fetus in Diyoza’s (Ivana Milicevic) belly, Rothenberg assured us he does not plan to use time travel to explain how that is possible.
He did, however, tell us that time has been”acting funny,” and we could probably expect some replies about why from the Season 7 premiere.
Hope likely will not be a villain. Killing off a beloved character is a fantastic means to designate yourself as the villain of the series, but we probably should not judge Hope too fast.
Despite not wanting to mention much about this brand new puzzle character, Jason Rothenberg did inform TV Guide he thinks we’re going to end up liking her and her wit. That is probably a fantastic thing considering TVLine reports that Flannery will be a series regular in The 100 Season 7.
Sheidheda is still a threat. Though the Flame was ruined, Raven (Lindsey Morgan) wasn’t able to ruin Sheidheda like she thought. He managed to upload himself someplace, and he will still be around when the series returns for Season 7, lurking.
“I think that it’s a safe bet that we will see him,” Rothenberg told TV Guide. “We always sort of set up throughout a year what the next year’s story will be. We did that in 2 ways this year. The Anomaly being one and Sheidheda being the other.”
We’ll be meeting new convicts. The convicts out of Eligius IV will variable a whole lot longer into Season 7, using two new convicts joining the gang when the show returns. Deadline reports that the first brand new prisoner will be a character called Nikki, played with Alaina Huffman.
Nikki’s character description says she’s”a bank robber and spree-killer who’s both unpredictable and fierce. She’ll take on an abrupt leadership function, advocating for her people in the complicated new universe of Sanctum.”
On the other end of the spectrum, a new character named Hatch (Chad Rook) sounds less harmful. TVLine reports that Hatch will be”a magical Eligius convict who is determined to forge a better life for all those he loves.” It’s just a puzzle who just he will wind up loving.
A backdoor pilot will introduce a potential prequel. One episode of the final period of The 100 will function as a backdoor pilot for an expected prequel series.
The possible spin-off will be put 97 years prior to the events of The 100, starting as the world ends in a nuclear apocalypse.
It will adhere to a band of survivors who build a culture from the ashes of the one which came before and struggle to acclimate to their new world. TVLine reports that the episode will be titled, “Anaconda.”
Lindsey Morgan will lead to an episode. Like her co-stars Bob Morley and Henry Ian Cusick before her, The 100 celebrity Lindsey Morgan will soon be stepping behind the camera to direct an episode of this series. She’ll direct Episode 7 of this season!
The 100 will go back at midseason on The CW.