Dystopian teen drama The 100 is confirmed to be ending next year with one final outing to round of the series. The season six finale left audiences with plenty of questions and new possibilities with the introduction of the Anomaly which will cause all sorts of problems. The 100 showrunner Jason Rothenberg recently opened up about what fans could expect from the next series.
Will there be a time jump in The 100 season 7?
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from The 100 season 6
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the television executive confirmed the Anomaly would be a major plot point in the final run.
He explained: “Well, we’re going to be seeing the anomaly for real. I can’t talk about the specifics of the anomaly right now other than to say that we will be exploring the f*** out of it in season 7.
“We’re going to go there often and early, we’re going to go through it and come back from it, and we’re going to explain all the time inconsistencies or the fact that time is behaving badly.
“Physics are going to and need to — well I won’t say the rules of physics are going to go out of the window. They’re all going to hopefully be explained.”
He went on to say: “But we wrote ourselves into some interesting corners with that last scene and we spent a lot of time in the writers’ room trying to write ourselves out of it, which is what we do every year.
“Because I don’t always know exactly what the next story is! But we always are teeing up the next story.”
Rothenberg’s words suggest there will be some sort of time-travel shenanigans.
He went on to say in an interview with Hypable: “But we’re going to explore Sheidheda and the Anomaly, and we’re going to play with time in interesting ways.
“Obviously time is misbehaving with the Hope character now being in her early 20s, when three days ago she was still in Diyoza’s belly.
“We’re gonna understand all of it and connect all of the various weird timelines, like the fact that Octavia was only gone for a few seconds but seemingly much, much longer than that. We’re gonna play all of that out and understand it all.”
While he didn’t allude to a time-jump as such, given the show’s past history it wouldn’t be surprising if the show picks up somewhere in the future of even the past.
The 100 made the brazen decision to do a 125-year time jump between seasons five and six as the show journeyed to a new Earth-like planet.
Meanwhile, seasons four and five had a gap of six year with Praimfaya obliterating most of the world.
So, for the final run, it would make sense to have some sort of time jump.
Then again, fans could also see flashbacks to the past involving Octavia Blake (Marie Avgeropoulos) and the grown-up Hope Diyoza (Shelby Flannery), who seemed to recognise each other in the season six finale.
The pair spent some time together and these could be depicted while in the present Bellamy Blake (Bob Morley) and Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor).
Judging from Rothenberg’s words, just what happened in the Anomaly between the two women and its impact will have a big part to play.
To tie up the loose ends, viewers could also see some familiar faces introduced back into the fray even if it’s just in a small way, such as Paige Turco as Dr Abigail Griffin and Henry Ian Cusick as Marcus Kane.
Speaking about concluding the epic sci-fi series, the showrunner remarked: “This is not a show that’s set up for an endless run like that, frankly.”
Rothenberg went on to say: “Here, it’s purely serialist storytelling, so eventually you want to wrap that up in a way that’s satisfying.
“You want there to be an ending that feels satisfying, and the longer you push that out, the harder it is to get that landing to stick.”
The 100 season 7 will premiere on The CW in 2020
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