“The 100” left us with yet another nuclear apocalypse on our hands at the end of Season 3, and now the cast and showrunner, Jason Rothenberg, are hitting San Diego Com-Con to share details on what this latest catastrophe will mean for Season 4.
Are we headed back to space or underground for refuge from the radiation? Will Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Bellamy (Bob Morley) finally make Bellarke a reality, or should we be more excited about more epic Kabby kissing?
We’re live blogging the panel, so stay tuned for spoilers, news on trailers and premiere dates and updates on what we can expect from “The 100” Season 4.
Sizzle reel shows a radiation/lightning cloud WIPING OUT Polis. Ruh roh.
We’re talking about lifeboats and “who gets to survive” this new apocalypse
Jason Rothenberg says the show could use some light and humor.
Ummm more jeep sing-a-longs please!
Henry Ian Cusick one Kane as a leader in Season 4: “He’s sees what needs to be done and hopefully he won’t delve too much into the PTSD.”
Octavia’s revenge on Pike didn’t “fix the hole in her heart.”
Prepare for an even darker Octavia in Season 4
“Emotionally and spiritually she’s been to hell and back.” — Lindsey Morgan on Raven
“For the first time in my time playing Murphy, I can see a happy ending for him.” — Richard Harmon
Zach McGowan is joining the cast as a series regular. ROAN LIVES!
Luna will also be back for Season 4!
“Let me tell you, the clothing in NOT comfortable” — Eliza on Clarke being part of the Grounder culture.
“There’s a void in leadership, certainly in Polis, and there’s no elected chancellor. So I think Episode 1 will answer that question because we need to fill that void very quickly” — Henry Ian Cusick
“Bob and Ian Call each other ‘son’ and ‘dad’ on set every day” — Eliza Taylor
Rothenberg confirms that originally Kane was going to be Octavias father, but that’s not the case anymore.
Jason Rothenberg on the original ending of Season 3: “Jasper comes out of the City of Light and leaves that room and goes and blows his brains out, but it was too dark even for me.”
Rothenberg says something in his gut didn’t feel right about Jasper committing suicide.
Jasper’s suicide was filmed, though Jason Rothenberg doesn’t know if anyone will ever see that footage.
Lexa will not be returning in Season 4.
“We always knew Lexa was coming back in the finale. We always knew there was going to be this triumphant, romantic moment.” — Jason Rothenberg
Flame is still intact though and it will play a part in Season 4.
Opening up the floor to fan questions!
Fan question for Lexa cosplayer: What other character would you want to play?
Eliza would play Monty, Ian only wants to play Kane, Marie would play the horse in order to survive longest
Lindsey would play Lexa, Chris would play Kane, Richard would play Lexa but he originally auditioned for Bellamy
Fan question: What is one of the craziest things that happened during your audition process?
Eliza never auditioned so she has no stories. She’s just that good😉
Chris Larkin ate chips during his entire audition
Rothenberg says Lindsey Morgan had the job as soon as she walked into the room.
Fan question: If you could have one thing happen to your character this season what would it be?
Eliza Taylor wants Clarke to smile and laugh
Marie Avgeropoulos wants more flashbacks
Lindsey Morgan wants to give Raven a motorcyle
Chris Larkin wants Monty to have a scene with Murphy. MONTURPHY!
Lindsey Morgan also wants SPACE PROM
Fan question: What was the hardest scene you’ve ever had to film on the show?
Eliza Taylor: Saying Unity Day, Finn’s death, or Lexa’s death (“We both cried a lot”)
Henry Ian Cusick: Episode 2×13 was physically challenging with rain and cold weather
Marie Avgeropoulos: Cleaning the horse’s hoof because the horse kept having… issues
Lindsey Morgan: Raven’s ALIE possession
Chris Larkin: Had to learn how to drive stick at night in the fog with a camera on the front of the car
Richard Harmon: The hanging scene in Season 1
Fan Question: What superpower would you give your character?
Henry Ian Cusick would give Kane mind-reading
Lindsey Morgan would make Raven be able to feel no pain
Eliza Taylor would love for Clarke to be able to freeze time “so she can pause to think for a goddamn second”
Richard Harmon would give Murphy immortality
Fan question for Eliza: What was your most fun scene in Season 3?
Eliza Taylor says that she and Alycia Debnam-Carey could not stop laughing during the scene where they’re laying in bed together.”It’s amazing that they got a shot of us looking passionate and not just laughing at each other.”
Bellarke cosplayers with a baby have a fan question!
Fan question: What would your characters do to relax if they had the day off?
Eliza Taylor says Clarke would lay on a beach
Marie Avgeropoulos says Octavia needs to take a shower
Lindsey Morgan says Raven would get a massage from Octavia
Chris Larkin: Monty would find a nice secluded space with Harper and talk political science all day
Richard Harmon: Murphy would find somewhere secluded away from people with fists and have a good cry.
Last fan question for the girls: What does it feel like to play some of the best/most complex female characters on television?
Eliza Taylor: “It honestly gets me emotional because it makes me so happy. I love that we’re in a day and age now where women can be portrayed that way.”
Marie Avgeropoulos is glad her nieces can look up to these female characters as warriors, doctors, mechanics, etc.
Lindsey Morgan: “I personally am extremely grateful. As a woman — especially as a woman of color — it’s funny how Hollywood wants to put you in a box. .. It’s demeaning and degrading because women are so much more than that. Women have always been strong, complex, capable, and amazing at life.”
That’s the end of the panel! Thanks for tuning in!