Season Five is the fifth season of The CW television series The 100. It consists of 13 episodes. It premiered on April 24, 2018 and concluded on August 7, 2018. The renewal was announced on March 10, 2017. Shooting began on August 14, 2017 and wrapped up on January 27, 2018.
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?
Cast and Characters
- Main article: Character Appearances
- Eliza Taylor as Clarke Griffin
- Paige Turco as Abigail Griffin
- Bob Morley as Bellamy Blake
- Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia Blake
- Lindsey Morgan as Raven Reyes
- Christopher Larkin as Monty Green
- Richard Harmon as John Murphy
- Tasya Teles as Echo
- Isaiah Washington as Thelonious Jaha (5x01-5x02)
- Henry Ian Cusick as Marcus Kane
- Adina Porter as Indra
- Jarod Joseph as Nathan Miller
- Ivana Milicevic as Charmaine Diyoza
- William Miller as Paxton McCreary
- Lola Flanery as Madi Griffin
- Chelsey Reist as Harper McIntyre
- Jordan Bolger as Miles Shaw
- Luisa d'Oliveira as Emori
- Tati Gabrielle as Gaia
- Sachin Sahel as Eric Jackson
- Kyra Zagorsky as Kara Cooper
- Jessica Harmon as Niylah
- Mike Dopud as Michael Vinson
- Erica Cerra as Becca Franco
- Shannon Kook as Jordan Green
- 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 Roz Rankin
- Sean Owen Roberts as Wayne Szybunka
- 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
- Main article: Episode Guide
- 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.
|"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)"||25+|
|United States||The CW||April 24, 2018 (9/8c PM)||August 7, 2018 (8/7c PM)|
|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.
The 100 hosted a panel during the San Diego Comic-Con 2017. The following people attended:
Videos from Comic-Con:
The 100 appeared in a panel in Wonder-Con 2018. The following people were in attendance:
Videos from Wonder-Con:
Notes and Trivia
- On March 10, 2017, The 100 was renewed for a fifth season.
- The writers started to work on the season on April 4, 2017 and end on December 14, 2017.
- Kim Shumway, one of writers of the show, announced on her Twitter that she will not be returning to the show for season five.
- On May 26, 2017, it was announced that Tasya Teles, who portrays Echo, will become a series regular.
- It was announced at The CW TCA panel that this season will have 13 episodes, just like Season One and Season Four.
- Filming began on August 14, 2017 and wrapped up on January 27, 2018.
- At Comic-Con, Rothenberg announced that there will be "really powerful" new characters.
- On August 18, it was announced that one of new characters is a space explorer named Zeke Shaw. His first name was later changed to Miles. 
- On September 4, another new villain, named Robert McCreary, was announced. On February 11, Rothenberg announced that the character was renamed to Paxton "Graveyard" McCreary.
- 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.
- This season marks the 2nd time a cast member has directed an episode. Specifically Henry Ian Cusick who directed "The Warriors Will". He had previously directed "The Other Side" in Season Four. 
- 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.
|The 100 TV Series|
- The 100 Writers Room (10 Mar 2017) Tweet - @The100writers
- What's Filming: In Production (archived)
- Rothenberg, Jason (27 Jan 2018) Tweet - @JRothenbergTV
- Flanery, Lola (27 Jan 2018) Tweet - @LolaFlanery
- The CW Announces 2017-18 Fall Schedule, The CW Press, 05.18.2017
- Ginsburg, Aaron (7 Jan 2018) Tweet “It's official: #The100 Season 5 Premieres APRIL 24th.” - @DrLawyercop
- Rothenberg, Jason (7 Jan 2018) Tweet “That time slot though! Tuesdays at 9 following @CW_TheFlash…” - @JRothenbergTV
- Day, Carla (21 Jul 2017) Tweet - @InsideThe100
- Day, Carla (21 Jul 2017) Tweet - @InsideThe100
- We Begin Again, Aaron Ginsburg tumblr
- Rothenberg, Jason (Dec 15, 2017) Tweet “…LAST DAY with the SEASON 5 writers…” - @JRothenbergTV
- Shumway, Kim (14 Mar 2017) Tweet “I've decided not to return for #The100 S5.” - @kimshum
- The 100 Promotes Tasya Teles (Echo) to Series Regular in Season 5, TVLine
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- 'The 100' season 5: Video interviews with Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Richard Harmon and more from SDCC 2017, Hypable
- The 100 Adds Peaky Blinders Actor as Cocky Space Explorer in Season 5, TVLine
- The 100: Meet Season 5's New Big Bad, TVLine
- Rothenberg, Jason (11 Feb 2018) Tweet “…Robert McCreary played by @WilliamMiller got a name change. He is now known as Paxton "Graveyard" McCreary…” - @JRothenbergTV
- Flanery, Lola (3 Aug 2017) Tweet - @LolaFlanery
- Henry Ian Cusick on 'Rememory' and the Major Changes Ahead in 'The 100' Season 5, Collider