Over the last few years, The CW has continued to bolster its schedule by adding as many DC comic related properties as it can. The network has a strong young adult audience and has focused on bringing in enough content that they can consumer. From The Flash, Arrow and Vampire Diaries to Supernatural and/or Jane the Virgin, the network has broadened its audience - but also took a chance at a post-apocalyptic premise with The 100. 2017 will see the series premiere its fourth season as the human race continues to struggle to survive on Earth.
Season 3 of The 100 introduced an A.I. known as ALIE (Erica Cerra), who prophesied that similar events as before could once again unfold and wipe humanity out for good. Well, in the first trailer for the fourth season, it looks as though that may just be the case for the Skaikru, Grounders, and everyone else.
The CW has debuted the first trailer for The 100 season 4 and made it very clear that a second attempt at the apocalypse is coming - and no one is safe. The last time the nuclear power plants melted down and exposed radiation across the globe, the humans were able to travel to space in time to try and outlast the effects. This time they will not be so lucky and the trailer above shows that no one is safe this season, potentially not even Clarke (Eliza Taylor).
The 100 has not had received the same level of attention as other CW shows, but that is not because of the quality. Throughout all three seasons, the show has continued to evolve, even managing to keep most of the core cast together throughout the tragic events they've encountered.
The idea of losing core members in an apocalyptic setting may sound like the right move to make, but The 100 has so far used the deaths of others to further split up the core group of teens. The show is still near its best when Clarke, Bellamy (Bob Morley), Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos), Jasper (Devin Bostick), Monty (Christopher Larkin), Raven (Lindsey Morgan) and the others can interact with one another. However, it has also gotten to a point where each character is capable of being the focus of single episode and still further explore the story at large.
With black rain, cancerous lesions, and unavoidable disagreements being just some of the challenges that will be given to the human race, season 4 of The 100 could be setting itself in position to be the best one yet for the show. On the other hand, reintroducing the apocalypse now could give the people who run the TV show a way to shrink down the cast and lay the groundwork for a new direction - or a means to end the series for good.
The 100 returns to The CW on February 1st, 2017.
Source: The CW