What To Expect From The 100 Season 6
The 100 season 6 is on the way, but what can audiences expect from the upcoming batch of new episodes? The 100 is one of The CW's only non-comic book shows, and it's remained one of their best programs ever since it premiered in spring 2014. Based primarily on the first installment of the four-part novel series of the same name by Kass Morgan, The 100 was developed for television by Jason Rothenberg, who has acted as showrunner ever since, thus leading to a cohesive experience for fans.
Last season of The 100 was an interesting one, since it came after a six-year time jump, and it introduced a brand-new enemy faction into the equation. Furthermore, the fact that everyone was fighting over the last survivable piece of land on the planet meant things really were worse than they had ever been - and it even worsened as the season went on. Now, Earth can no longer be lived on... thanks to multiple nuclear apocalypses. But that twist makes for an even better story arc in The 100 season 6.
The 100 season 6 is fast approaching, which now takes the story beyond Earth. Since there aren't too many characters still alive from the first 100 people that were sent down to Earth, The 100 season 6 could theoretically create a new 100 for the planet the came across in The 100 season 5 finale. It'll certainly be exciting for fans of the franchise to get something knew after five years on the air, but when does season 6 premiere and what can audiences expect from the new storyline?
Last updated: March 28, 2019
The 100 season 6 premieres on April 30. It comes approximately one year after The 100 season 5 premiered in mid-April 2018, which falls in line with the series premiering in the middle of spring every year. This time, The 100 season 6 will be replacing Roswell, New Mexico in its 9 pm timeslot, after the reboot series wraps up its first season the week prior. So, for at least a few weeks, The 100 season 6 will follow The Flash season 5.
The 100 season 6 takes the story in a brand new direction, one that not only takes place 125 years further into the future but is also set on a new world. In The 100 season 5 finale, everyone abandoned Earth for the last time and embarked on a new journey to find another Goldilocks planet for them to survive on. But they surprisingly lost two of their main characters in the process, as they spent that century searching for the new planet while the rest of the people slept in hibernation.
What's interesting about this new storyline is that it's a chance to begin anew, with a new cast as well. Since The 100 season 5 finale was envisioned as a series finale, The 100 season 6 is taking the series beyond the books and into its own tale, though the new season is still inspired by the novel The Sparrow.
Interestingly, judging by the trailer for The 100 season 6, it looks like everyone will start out relatively fine - even though some relationships are still strained, like between Bellamy and Octavia (and even Clarke) - but given that this is The 100, things don't see fine and dandy for too long. It seems an eclipse-induced psychosis starts to take hold and affects practically everyone. But this time they're on an alien world, with a native species... it's almost like The 100 season 1 all over again.
As previously mentioned, The 100 season 5 was originally conceived as the series finale since the show's producers didn't know if The CW would order another batch of episodes. But they did, and so The 100 season 6 is happening. However, now that The 100 TV show has mostly broken off from the books, that means there's potential for it to continue for years to come, or for it to end once and for all. There's no word on if The 100 season 7 will happen (even though Rothenberg already has an idea in mind for season 7), but if a renewal order doesn't happen sometime in May, then it'll certainly look like as if The 100 season 6 is the final season.