According to a recent report by TV Line, the popular post-apocalyptic drama series The 100 has been granted a renewal for its fifth season by The CW network. Fans of Clarke Griffin and friends are sure to rejoice at the news.
Mark Pedowitz, the president of The CW network made the official announcement on Friday, however the network has yet to determine the number of episodes that will air. The popular sci-fi series was created by producer and screenwriter Jason Rothenberg who is expected to return as executive producer for Season 5 according to a report by Deadline.
In addition to The 100, The CW has granted 2017-18 renewals for the majority of its fan favorite shows including Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and even the long-running Supernatural, which will be in its thirteenth season next year.
Of the network’s freshman shows, only Riverdale, based on the Archie Comics, has been granted a second season, while fellow first-year programs Frequency and No Tomorrow are considered longshots for renewal. Fans of iZombie and The Originals will have to hold out until April/May before a renewal decision is made for those series. Of course, acclaimed drama and fan favorite The Vampire Diaries officially ended its eight season run this year as well.
Since its debut season in 2014, The 100 has been a staple of The CW network, keeping pace with the network’s other popular shows. Like most of CW’s programs, The 100 is heavily viewed via online streaming outlets like Netflix. According to Deadline, The 100 averaged a 70% increase in total viewers, a 73% gain in adults 18-34, and an 86% jump in adults 18-49 for the currently airing season.
The popular post-apocalyptic series is based on the book series of the same name by Kass Morgan. The television series is co-produced by Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Jason Rothenberg and Leslie Morgenstein.
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