The 100 to come to a ‘bittersweet’ end with its seventh season


This weekend brought with it the news that The 100 will come to an end with its seventh season. And while we’re sad to see the series go, we’re glad to be getting a satisfying conclusion to this story.

It seems like many of The CW’s hit series are nearing their endings, and we can officially add The 100 to the list of shows we’ll be saying goodbye to over the year or so. Over the weekend, showrunner Jason Rothenberg made the announcement on Twitter, just days before the sixth season finale.

In his Tweet, Rothenberg wrote, “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 up the show on our terms. What an incredible ride this has been!”

View Rothenberg’s Tweet here:

While the news has left many fans feeling bittersweet, just as the showrunner described, it’s also not completely unexpected. Going on its seventh season, the series has managed to remain relevant throughout its run, consistently rejuvenating its storylines while maintaining its key theme: the cost of survival.

But there are only so many sacrifices Skaikru can make for the sake of their people before that storyline begins to get stale. And we’d rather see The 100 end on a high note than have the same conflicts rehashed over and over until they aren’t exciting anymore.

Still, it’ll be difficult to say farewell to such a unique science-fiction series, especially given the beloved cast of characters it’s introduced us to. There aren’t enough female-led, morally ambiguous science-fiction series like this one on television, and we’ll miss seeing Clarke and her friends maneuver their way out of the obstacles constantly being thrown at them.

On a brighter note, we’ll at least have one more season to look forward to. As fans and Rothenberg pointed out, the seventh season will bring the series to a total of 100 episodes — a perfect ending to this story. And with plenty left to contend with on the New World, the final season is bound to be just as exciting as the current one, if not even more so.

Rothenberg has also previously teased the possibility of a spin-off to the series, meaning that, even if Skaikru’s story is over, fans might still get to see more of this world. There’s plenty to explore — from the time period leading up to the first Apocalypse to the early days on the Ark — and we’d love to experience all of it. Until we have definitive news, though, we’re just happy to get a satisfying end to the story The 100 has spent so many years building.

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