2020 seems to be the year of heartbreaking goodbyes when it comes to some of our favorite CW Television series, announcements have been made that the 2019-2020 TV season will be the end of the line for some shows. First, it was Supernatural, then Arrow and now The 100. However, the announcement for the end of each series has come with specific reasons. Arrow has run its course while Sam and Dean from Supernatural have decided it is time to rest after a seemingly eternal 15-season long run. The other shows that are also getting the ax – Jane the Virgin, iZombie, and Crazy Ex-girlfriend, also have reasons for their individual scheduled end. Find out facts about The 100 here, as well as the reason behind the decision to end it after season 7.
The 100: Why It Won’t Return For Season 8
Just a few days until the air date of the last episode of season 6, the creator of the series, Jason Rothenberg shared the heavy news of the upcoming seventh season being the last for The 100. Mark Pedowitz, President of CW, revealed that Rothenberg had always intended The 100 to be a 7-season show. Rothenberg also tweeted about how perfect 100 episodes of The 100 would be, so with that, we know that the upcoming season will have 16 episodes packed in it since 84 episodes have already been aired.
5 Facts About The 100
1. The Series Is Based On A Book, Sort Of
The 100 book series by Kass Morgan has the same premise as the TV series and there are similar characters in both but that’s about all the similarities the two share. As a matter of fact, filming for the first season of the show was already on-going before the first book in Morgan’s series was released. The differences between the book series and the show are so major that a really important character in the book was killed off in the first season of the show. Another major deviation was when the character of a mother is portrayed in the show as her son’s childhood friend and love interest.
2. The Grounders In The Series Share Something With The Valyrians And The Dothraki
The show itself is fictional and the language chiefly spoken by the Grounders is not that of any known tribe on earth. The language they speak is called Trigedasleng, shortened as Trig in the series. It was created by the same person who formulated the languages spoken by the Dothraki tribes and the Valyrian in the widely acclaimed fantasy series Game of Thrones, David J. Peterson.
Trig is however loosely similar to Creole English, which makes sense since the premise of the film is less than a hundred years away from the present time, and that is not enough time for the evolution of a full-blown distinct language.
3. Events Behind The Screens
While The 100 certainly has a lot to offer on-screen, thanks to the interesting storyline and the casting of befitting actors by the people in charge, there is almost as much drama going on off the screens and sitting right in the middle of the drama are members of the show’s commended cast and characters. Wick, for example.
Apparently, the characters Raven and Wick did not end their budding relationship because Raven wasn’t nice, they had to because Steve Talley (who plays Wick) got fired for tweeting racist jokes.
4. The Show Is Not Like CW’s Previous Series Of The Same Genre
The 100 is several notches higher than its predecessors in the network, a refreshing deviation from the previous ‘magnificence without content’ that was the usual CW way. It brought talent, intrigue, entertainment, and a dark content that the network’s head seemed to like. Of course, the show has only gotten darker since it began and while the number of views may have reduced since it premiered to almost 3 million views back in 2014, it still holds a considerably high approval rate from audiences.
5. Who Is In It?
The show’s lead characters are portrayed by diverse actors with consideration to race, gender, and other orientations. However, the sudden deaths of some key characters triggered a controversy once. The show stars Marie Avgeropoulos, Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Bob Morley, Eli Goree, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon, Devon Bostick, and Christopher Larkin, among others.