‘The 100’ Earns an Early Season 5 Renewal Order

The 100 Season 4 Episode 1
Henry Ian Cusick as Kane, Paige Turco as Abby, Eliza Taylor as Clarke and Bob Morley as Bellamy in ‘The 100’ season 4 episode 1 (Photo by Diyah Pera © 2016 The CW Network)

The CW has officially committed to a fifth season of the sci-fi drama, The 100. Season four premiered on February 1, 2017 and after airing five episodes has been seeing impressive increases in digital and delayed viewer numbers. According to The CW, the show’s posting a 70% increase in the number of viewers in the crucial Live+7 day ratings.

Season four airs on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT. The 100 season five will air in primetime during the 2017-18 season.

The series was created by writer/executive producer Jason Rothenberg and is based on the books by Kass Morgan. The season four cast includes Eliza Taylor as Clarke, Bob Morley as Bellamy, Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia, Devon Bostick as Jasper, Lindsey Morgan as Raven, Henry Ian Cusick as Marcus, Christopher Larkin as Monty, Richard Harmon as Murphy, Zach McGowan as Roan, Paige Turco as Abby, and Isaiah Washington as Jaha.

The Plot: For three seasons, The 100 have fought to survive. That fight has torn them apart, turned them against each other, and taken the lives of their closest friends. In season three, our heroes found themselves at the epicenters of both the Grounder world and the struggle for Arkadia’s soul. Despite their best efforts, all out war appeared unavoidable until a new, even more dangerous threat, one that had been quietly rising all along, exploded to the surface: ALIE, the A.I. that ended the world, offered relief from pain and eternal life in the “City of Light,” but as her ranks grew, it quickly became clear that she was building an army dedicated to controlling all sentient life on Earth. This was no longer a battle between warring factions; it was a fight for humanity itself.

Now, in the wake of the epic season three finale, a hard truth lands on the shoulders of those who remain. What’s left to fight for now? Will they go quietly into the night, or will they find hope and faith in each other, as they face their darkest chapter yet?