The CW The 100 is a Trojan in regard to television programs. Invite viewers with the promise of the action adventure ALREADY post-apocalyptic, and then sneaks in impossible moral riddles, built around a simple thesis: "Who we are and who we should be to survive are very different." The show is ready 97 years after a nuclear apocalypse, when the descendants of the survivors who live aboard a group of international orbital stations discover that their home is running out of oxygen. The human race is headed for extinction if they can not return to Earth. Then to determine if the planet is survivable, they send their most expendable population, their juvenile delinquents.
The good news is that Earth is survivor. The bad news is that it is populated by warrior and tribal descendants of those left after the bombs fell. Those survivors have transformed ancient technology into a brutal and bloody religion that is particularly hostile to outsiders. Each new season of the show is an independent chapter that tests the limits of human resilience and moral relativism.
The fourth season ended in 2017, with a second environmental apocalypse that dispersed the characters. The fifth season, which was launched at the end of April 2018, begins six years later and concentrates on re-joining them slowly. The premiere, "Eden", tells the discovery of a valley that somehow prevented the new calamity. The trip to him is difficult and unique for the female protagonist, Clarke Griffin. This raised some interesting writing and production challenges for executive producer Jason Rothenberg.
"First of all, there is no dialogue, so we are writing the script, and there is only one description for endless and endless pages," says Rothenberg. "Of course there is a voiceover, but a voiceover is something that I tend to write as a continuous monologue, it was a challenge, it was exciting, like writing a movie, and in terms of production, it's also totally different. , we took a small skeletal team, the rover, and Eliza [Taylor, who plays Clarke] to a place called Ashcroft, about a hundred miles from Vancouver.We were literally in a place devastated by a forest fire.That is why there is a lot of scope for that series of scenes It was tragic for the area, but it turned out to be beneficial for the series because it feels like a world that has just gone out It's something that gives you a premiere episode, because you have a little more money, a little more time , etc. "
In The fifth season of the 100 Rothenberg plans to change the dynamics of the character tremendously, both in flashbacks and in the current story. Since season 2, the relationship between Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) born in space and Grora (Adina Porter) has been one of the nuclei of the show. Like many characters in The 100 began in a confrontational relationship, and finally found mutual trust and love. By the end of the fourth season, they have developed a mother / daughter style bond. The last episode of season 5, "Red Queen", examines their relationship as Indra's birth daughter, Gaia (Tati Gabrielle).
"Episode 2 was an episode really, very difficult to do well, and it took a long time," says Rothenberg. "We broke it, relaunched it and relaunched it again, for me it was important to have Indra with these, almost two daughters, and at the beginning of 502, the way [Indra is] tries to guide Octavia is to rub his real daughter, Gaia, In the course of the season, that continues, Indra's trip this season is really interesting, and finally, he will have to count on what he has created in Octavia, Gaia also plays an important role in that. that people need a commander, but their beliefs are firmly rooted in the tradition of the Flame [an AI the grounders worship as a cornerstone of their religion] so it will not just stand still and let someone be a false commander "