One of the pleasant surprises of the last year of television was The CW’s teen-centric sci-fi series The 100. I know, we were as surprised as you. What looked like an attempt to create their own Battle Royale–Hunger Games–Lord of the Flies-light totally defied our expectations. Not only was it inventive and full of strong, well-crafted characters, it managed to avoid taking the easy way out of tough situations. Rarely in season 1 do you follow a predictable path. Now that the inaugural voyage has come to a close, our attention can turn to season 2, which was a topic addressed at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend.
We didn’t venture to the sunny Southern California environs, but our lovely older sibling Cinema Blend was all over that mother, and had the opportunity to sit and chat with some of cast and crew, including creator Jason Rothenberg. Here’s what they gleaned about season 2. If you’re not entirely caught up, or want to avoid such things, there may be some minor
Let’s recap season one real quick. Humanity has screwed up Earth to the point where it is uninhabitable, and fled to a ramshackle space station called the Ark, cobbled together out of other smaller space stations. It’s been almost 100 years, and because their home is all kinds of janky, it won’t last much longer. In order to test out if the surface of the Earth is safe to return to or not, the powers that be send down 100 juvenile prisoners as the proverbial canaries. All kinds of adventures happen, and at the end of the season, most of the residents of the Ark are back on Earth, the clash between the 100 and the Grounders is raging, and many of the main characters, including Clarke (Eliza Taylor), are held prisoner in the mysterious “Mount Weather Quarantine Ward.”