Season Five is the fifth season of The CW television series The 100. It consists of 13 episodes.[1] It premiered on April 24, 2018[2] and concluded on August 7, 2018.[3] The renewal was announced on March 10, 2017.[4] Shooting began on August 14, 2017[5] and wrapped up on January 27, 2018.[6][7]

Synopsis Edit

For four 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. Season Four introduced our heroes to the harsh truth that the human race is doomed to face an unbeatable enemy: the remaining nuclear reactors on Earth have melted down and are setting the atmosphere on fire. Our heroes had very little time to prepare for the worst, with every possible solution disappearing almost as quickly as they were able to come up with them. With a literal countdown to the end of the world, our heroes will be forced to go to unimaginable lengths to make it out alive – with or without each other. In the aftermath of Praimfaya, they must begin again, and with Season Five our heroes will have to examine their responsibility to the new place they call home, and the future generations who will inhabit it. Can they begin again and celebrate what remains, or will the frailties of human nature cost them their one chance to rise from the ashes?[8]

Cast and Characters Edit

Main article: Character Appearances

Starring Edit

Guest Starring Edit

Co-Starring Edit

  • Barbara Beall as Brell
  • St. John Myers as Ethan Hardy (age 12)
  • Albert Nicholas as Cosser
  • David Lennon as Tarik
  • Lina Renna as Young Madi
  • Beckham Skodje as Ethan Hardy (age 6)
  • Phillip Mitchell as Baines (credited as Large Prisoner)
  • Paul Lazenby as Jenson (credited as Sidekick)
  • Julien Hyacinthe as Cooper Arker/Farm Guard
  • Bob Frazer as Captain Stevens
  • Colin Decker as Falk
  • Brad Kelly as Kodiak
  • Elfina Luk as Rankin
  • Tommy Europe as Harris
  • Mike Kovac as Rabe
  • Julia Dominczak as Anthem Singer
  • Christopher Jordan Judge as Obika
  • Jenna Berman as Karina
  • Daryl Ducharme as Dexter
  • Jeremy Jones as Robert
  • Micheal Patric as Nash
  • Max Montesi as Lindo
  • AJ Simmons as Anamay
  • Dagan Nish as Kahlan
  • Hugo Raymundo as Hugo
  • David Coles as Kuba (Prisoner #1)
  • Virgil Davies as Virgil
  • Neal Kai Chung as Baby Jordan

Episodes Edit

Main article: Episode Guide

Body Count Edit

Main article: Body Count

Note: The total body count for the season cannot be determined. The following information is only what has been confirmed. For a more accurate and specific representation of the season's body count, see the Body Count article. But if start counting without taking into account flashbacks, i.e. since the landing of Eligius IV on Earth, there were originally 814 people in the bunker, 300 prisoners, 7 spacekru and 2 nightbloods (Clarke and Madi). Given this and the fact that in the season finale there were only 411 people. It can be assumed that 714 people died during this season.

Episode Body Count
"Eden" 5
"Red Queen" 29+
"Sleeping Giants" 8+
"Pandora's Box" 5
"Shifting Sands" 12
"Exit Wounds" 4
"Acceptable Losses" 2
"How We Get to Peace" 1
"Sic Semper Tyrannis" 2+
"The Warriors Will" 8
"The Dark Year" 6+
"Damocles (Part 1)" 422+
"Damocles (Part 2)" 26+
Total 509+

Air Dates Edit

Country Channel Premiere Finale
United States The CW April 24, 2018[2] (9/8c PM)[9] August 7, 2018 (8/7c PM)[3]
Italiy Premium Action September 25, 2019 (9:15 PM) December 18, 2019 (9:15 PM)

The series was added to Netflix weekly in Canada and added to Netflix US a week after the series has finished airing.[10]

Promotional Edit

Pictures Edit

Video Edit

Comic-Con Edit

The 100 hosted a panel during the San Diego Comic-Con 2017. The following people attended:[11]

Videos from Comic-Con:

Notes and Trivia Edit

Production Notes:

  • On March 10, 2017, The 100 was renewed for a fifth season.[4]
  • The writers started to work on the season on April 4, 2017 and end on December 14, 2017.[13][14]
  • Kim Shumway, one of writers of the show, announced on her Twitter that she will not be returning to the show for season five.[15]
  • Isaiah Washington (Thelonious Jaha) will not return as a series regular.[16] However, he will appear as a guest star in the episodes.[17]
    • This was later proven to be false, when Jason Rothenberg tweeted the season 5 opening.
  • On May 26, 2017, it was announced that Tasya Teles, who portrays Echo, will become a series regular.[18]
  • It was announced at The CW TCA panel that this season will have 13 episodes,[1] just like Season One and Season Four.
  • Filming began on August 14, 2017[5] and wrapped up on January 27, 2018.[6][7]
  • Henry Ian Cusick stated that he will direct an episode this season.[19]
  • Rothenburg tweeted that the season trailer will be released in January 2018,[20] but later said it may be delayed.[21]

Plot and Character Notes:

  • This season will start six years and seven days after the death wave.[citation needed]
  • Rothenberg teased that this season will be a "Battle for Eden".[22]
  • This season will have multiple flashbacks from the six years between the day that the Second Nuclear Apocalypse hit and when Clarke and Madi spot the Gagarin spaceship. There will be flashbacks of Clarke and Madi as well as the groups on the Ark and in the Second Dawn Bunker.[23][24]
    • The flashbacks will focus on pivotal emotional moments to show character development.[25]
  • Showrunner Jason Rothenberg teased that the prisoners on board the Gagarin prisoner transport will, at first, be antagonists.[26] Unlike the juvenile delinquents, these arrivals are "real hardened criminals"[27] and will be a threat.[28]
    • Rothenberg teased that the new arrivals are from before the first nuclear apocalypse and they were in hypersleep.[25]
    • Rothenberg stated that the name for the spaceship, "Gagarin", as well as the company, "Eligius Corporation", were intentionally selected.[24]
  • As far as Clarke is aware, she and Madi are the only two people still alive on Earth since they were unable to contact the bunker survivors.
    • Clarke has been telling Madi stories about her friends for years. For Madi, Clarke's friends are her heroes.[25]
  • Rothenberg teased that fans would be surprised of where Octavia will end up.[28]
    • Octavia will keep peace within the bunker in peace and has "special way to reprimand people".[25]
    • Octavia will have a new look,[29] including different hair.[25]
  • Rothenberg teased that Bellamy and Octavia will reunite.[30]
  • Rothenberg revealed that Raven will learn to fight.[31]
  • The group in space will have relationships issues.[25]
  • The clans in the bunker have retained many of their former animosities, which causes lots of problems when they try to live together.[citation needed]
  • Rothenberg teased there will be interesting Raven-Murphy interactions.[32]
  • At Comic-Con, Rothenberg announced that there will be three "really powerful" new characters.[33]
    • One will be the leader of the group from the Gagarin spaceship.[34]
    • On August 18, it was announced that one of new characters is a space explorer named Zeke Shaw.[35]
      • His first name was later changed to Miles
    • On August 22, it was announced that another new recurring character is a prisoner named Charmaine Diyoza. She is a "ruthless military strategist".[36]
    • On September 4, another new villain, named Robert McCreary, was announced.[37] On February 11, Rothenberg announced that the character was renamed to Paxton "Graveyard" McCreary.[38]
    • On December 19, another new recurring character, named Vinson, was announced. He is one of prisoners on the Gagarin and a ruthless serial killer.[39]
  • Lola Flanery tweeted a video of the Comic Con season 5 promo, with caption "Want me to tell you a story?" In the video Madi tells the story of the Clarke's life. She was re-cast as Madi for this season.[40]
  • Marie Avgeropoulos teased that Octavia and Clarke will have to work together to lead everyone safely as they switch posts.[41]
  • Bob Morley stated that Clarke's message to Bellamy will be addressed in premiere episode.[42]
  • Rothenberg teased that Bellamy will help Clarke see that they have to do things differently.[43]
  • This was the second season to have two major deaths (Jaha and Monty), the first was Season Four.
  • Clarke Griffin is the only main character to appear in every episode.
  • This season was originally to be the final season of The 100, with a potential ending being that everyone would have died, but it changed since they have another idea and Jason starts a new plan for series finale.[44]

See Also Edit

The 100 TV Series

The 100 • Seasons One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, SevenEpisode GuideTranscriptsRatings

Behind the ScenesCastCrewMusicTitle SequencePromo ImagesMerchandise

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The CW's 2017 TCA Panel News, SpoilerTV, 08.02.2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ginsburg, Aaron (7 Jan 2018) Tweet “It's official: #The100 Season 5 Premieres APRIL 24th.” - @DrLawyercop
  3. 3.0 3.1
  4. 4.0 4.1 The 100 Writers Room (10 Mar 2017) Tweet - @The100writers
  5. 5.0 5.1 What's Filming: In Production (archived)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Rothenberg, Jason (27 Jan 2018) Tweet - @JRothenbergTV
  7. 7.0 7.1 Flanery, Lola (27 Jan 2018) Tweet - @LolaFlanery
  8. The CW Announces 2017-18 Fall Schedule, The CW Press, 05.18.2017
  9. Rothenberg, Jason (7 Jan 2018) Tweet “That time slot though! Tuesdays at 9 following @CW_TheFlash…” - @JRothenbergTV
  11. Day, Carla (21 Jul 2017) Tweet - @InsideThe100
  12. Day, Carla (21 Jul 2017) Tweet - @InsideThe100
  13. We Begin Again, Aaron Ginsburg tumblr
  14. Rothenberg, Jason (Dec 15, 2017) Tweet “…LAST DAY with the SEASON 5 writers…” - @JRothenbergTV
  15. Shumway‏, Kim (14 Mar 2017) Tweet “I've decided not to return for #The100 S5.” - @kimshum
  16. Isaiah Washington won't return to The 100 as series regular in season 5, Entertainment Weekly
  17. Instagram post by Isaiah Washington "Jaha is returning for Season 5 of THE 100 in Episode 503."
  18. The 100 Promotes Tasya Teles (Echo) to Series Regular in Season 5, TVLine
  19. Henry Ian Cusick on 'Rememory' and the Major Changes Ahead in 'The 100' Season 5, Collider
  20. Rothenberg, Jason (Dec 29, 2017) Tweet “…the trailers not coming until January.” - @JRothenbergTV
  21. Rothenberg, Jason (9 Jan 2018) Tweet - @JRothenbergTV
  22. Day, Carla (21 Jul 2017) Tweet “The season will be a 'Battle for Eden.'” - @InsideThe100
  23. The 100 Creator on Those Big Time Jump Reveals and What to Expect in Season 5, IGN
  24. 24.0 24.1 'The 100' Boss Discusses "Full Circle" Finale, Time Jump and Endgame, The Hollywood Reporter
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 The 100 boss reveals who's in those transport ships, Entertainment Weekly
  26. The 100 Boss Explains Finale's 'Reboot' Ending, Introduces Clarke's [Spoiler] and Shares Major Season 5 Scoop, TVLine
  27. The 100 Finale: All Those Major Twists, Explained, TV Guide
  28. 28.0 28.1 The 100 finale: What happened in the last five minutes?, Entertainment Weekly
  29. 'The 100' Showrunner on Who Survived, Who Didn't and New Setting in Season 5, The Wrap
  30. The 100's Finale Changes Everything: All You Need to Know About Season 5, E!
  31. Day, Carla (21 Jul 2017) Tweet “Raven will learn to fight!” - @InsideThe100
  32. Day, Carla (21 Jul 2017) Tweet “There will be some interesting Raven-Murphy stuff this season” - @InsideThe100
  33. 'The 100' season 5: Video interviews with Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Richard Harmon and more from SDCC 2017, Hypable
  34. The 100 Showrunner Reveals the Mystery of the Prison Spaceship, TV Guide
  35. The 100 Adds Peaky Blinders Actor as Cocky Space Explorer in Season 5, TVLine
  36. The 100: Meet one of the 'mysterious criminals' aboard the prison ship, Entertainment Weekly
  37. The 100: Meet Season 5's New Big Bad, TVLine
  38. Rothenberg, Jason (11 Feb 2018) Tweet “…Robert McCreary played by @WilliamMiller got a name change. He is now known as Paxton "Graveyard" McCreary…” - @JRothenbergTV
  39. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Vinson
  40. Flanery, Lola (3 Aug 2017) Tweet - @LolaFlanery
  41. 'The 100' Season 5: Marie Avgeropoulos reveals Clarke, Octavia to switch posts, Blasting News
  42. 'The 100' season 5: 19 big things we learned at SDCC 2017, Hypable (number 10)
  43. THE 100 at Comic-Con: The Cast and Producers Tease Season 5, The TV Addict

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