The 100 will end its run on The CW after its seventh season. The announcement comes days before its season 6 finale is set to air.
Series creator and showrunner Jason Rothenberg first announced the news by tweeting Sunday morning, “With #The100 Season 6 finale just days away, I have some bittersweet news to share: Season 7 will be our last. We are eternally grateful to WB & CW for always allowing us to tell our story the way we want to & to wrap the show on our terms. What an incredible ride this has been!”
Network president Mark Pedowitz commented on The 100’s fate at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “Jason Rothenberg has said to us a number of times – I just didn’t want to listen to him for a while – that he wanted to end it after the seventh season. We talked about it a lot. Jason has some other ideas he wants to do, and he thought that this was the right way to go. We’ve been very good at listening to our showrunner creators about the right time to end our series,” said the exec of Rothberg’s desire to conclude the series.
The 100 is a post-apocalyptic drama that saw the human race return, after a 97-year exile in space, to a wildly transformed Earth…only to discover that the human race had never truly left. A young girl is forced to lead a band of disposable juvenile delinquents as they faced death at every turn: from a world transformed by radiation, from the fierce Grounders who somehow managed to survive in it, and, perhaps worst of all, from themselves. For six seasons our heroes did whatever it took to survive on Earth…and nothing worked. Earth was unsurvivable, lost to them forever. What was not lost: hope.
After 125 years in cryosleep, traveling through the stars, our heroes woke up to a new home, a final gift from dearly-departed friends. A place where they can try again. They’re given one simple task: do better. Be the good guys. With this credo in mind Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Bellamy (Bob Morley) lead a group down to this mysterious world, hoping to start anew, to finally find peace. But old habits die hard and when they stumble across an idyllic society, it quickly becomes clear that not everything on Sanctum is as perfect as it seems. Despite their determination to do better, threats both seen and unseen will once again force our heroes to fight for their lives and the future of humanity.
Based on the book series by Kass Morgan, THE 100 is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Jason Rothenberg, Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals”), Gina Girolamo (“Legacies,” “The Originals”), Kim Shumway (“Wisdom of the Crowd”), Ed Fraiman (“Impulse”) and Jeff Vlaming (“Hannibal,” “Outcast”).
The 100 stars Eliza Taylor as Clarke, Paige Turco as Dr. Abby Griffin, Bob Morley as Bellamy, Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia, Lindsey Morgan as Raven, Richard Harmon as Murphy, Tasya Teles as Echo and Shannon Kook as Jordan.