The 100 Season 8: All the Details About This Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Mix—The Show, The Cast, What’s Next

Events in The 100 start in the year 2149. Planet Earth is inhospitable due to the effects of a nuclear apocalypse more than 90 years ago. Everyone has migrated to a space station and formed a small colony known as “The Ark,” orbiting the planet. Humans will live and reproduce on the space station only until the Earth is ready for habitation again. However, life is not so easy in space. Resources are growing scarce and all crimes are punishable by death. Therefore, authorities decide to send 100 space-born delinquent teenagers back to Earth as a trial run. The series ran for seven seasons from March 2014 to September 2020 on the CW. It appropriately concluded the story in its 100th episode (Season 7 – Episode 16). There does not seem to be any plan to make The 100 Season 8 after all.

A Brief Overview

Since resources are scarce in the Ark, the ruling dictatorship figures out that the best way to punish one hundred teen offenders is to send them back to Earth. In addition to saving precious food and air, those teenagers become subjects of a potentially lethal experiment to test how inhospitable the planet is. If they survive, everyone on the Ark can follow; if not, they’re expendables anyway. Right from the start, The 100 takes on a strong political narrative. A ruthless regime triggers lawlessness among the citizens, and a revolt can be just as dangerous as the dystopian government it plans to overthrow.

It all begins with the teenagers navigating the strange old world and facing the daily challenges in a post-apocalyptic nuclear disaster zone. Despite the difficulties, they have no option but to survive and develop a new society from scratch. Perhaps not in a totally unexpected fashion, the teenagers bump into few existing settlements. The inhabitants are the descendants of those who survived the nuclear disaster almost a century ago. Every group is hostile towards the other groups, and conflicts start to take shape, sprinkled with killings and betrayals.

Apart from the big topics regarding survival, society, and humanity, the series also presents practical issues from parenthood and friendship to sex and hygiene. The 100 delivers an engrossing mixture of those real-world problems with elements of sci-fi as the storyline progresses. One of the most consequential is the “Miracle of Sanctum,” an implant used to physically store an individual’s conscience and memories. Also known as the Mind Drive, a person with the implant can essentially live forever in someone else’s body. The knowledge of ancient people stored in the implants apparently holds the secret to transcendence. Humans can live in peace forever and stop destroying their own societies for good.

As the conclusion draws near, The 100 – or what’s left of them – have the option to transform into higher beings and abandon Earth or live as mere mortals on the planet before they inevitably die. Either way, the Earth will still be here. 

Cast and Characters

The 100 featured more than 90 characters, both main and supporting roles, throughout its seven season run. Some of the main cast and their characters are as follows:

Eliza Taylor as Clarke Griffin

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Starting her acting career in an Australian childrens TV show, Pirate Island, in 2003, Eliza Taylor quickly transitioned to more mature programs such as The Sleepover Club and Blue Hellers. Her breakthrough performance was in Neighbours, an Australian soap opera. She was involved in several small acting projects before securing the role of Clarke Griffin in CW’s The 100. The actor also starred as Josephine Lightbourne VII in a few episodes of Season 6. Clarke Griffin is the leader of the group on the ground.

Paige Turko as Abigail “Abby” Griffin

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Best known for her role as April O’Neill in the second and final installments of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles original trilogy in the early 1990s, Paige Turko also had a number of recurring roles and guest appearances in many popular shows such as NYPD Blue, Law and Order: SVU, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, and Persons of Interest. From 2014 to 2019, she played Dr. Abigail Griffin in CW’ The 100. Turko also appeared as Simone Lightbourne VII in Season 6 and as The Judge in Season 7. Abigail Griffin is the mother of Clarke Griffin.

Bob Morley as Bellamy Blake

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Sitting as a co-leader of the 100 is Bellamy Blake, portrayed by Bob Morley – who also is Eliza Taylor’s husband in real life. Morley directed the “Ashes to Ashes” episode in Season 6 of the series. Previously, he was in Home and Away (2006 – 2008) as Drew Curtis and The Strip (2008) as Tony Moretti.

Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia Blake

The film that started Avgeropoulos’ acting career was the 2009 teen romantic comedy I Love You, Beth Cooper in which she played Valli Wooley. Her breakout TV role was in another of the CW’s series Cult (2013), where she had recurring appearances in 10 episodes as Kirstie Nelson. She was later cast as Octavia Blake in The 100. Octavia is the first of the group to set foot on Earth. 

Devon Bostick as Jasper Jordan

Having been an actor since 2003, Bostick had many small roles and a few big ones in various films and TV shows prior to The 100. He was in the first of the three Diary of a Wimpy Kid films as Rodrick Hefley and played in the 2008 film Adoration as Simon. Bostick was a member of the main cast in The 100 from Season 1 to Season 4 as Jasper Jordan. In absence of Clarke and Bellamy, he takes over as leader of the group.

Henry Ian Cusick as Marcus Kane

The actor who played Desmond Hume in Lost, Henry Ian Cusick, was the same person portraying Marcus Kane in The 100. He was part of the main cast from Season 1 to Season 6. He directed two episodes, including The Other Side (season 4) and The Warriors Will (season 5); both were written by Julie Benson & Shawna Benson. In the series, Kane is one of the senior members of the Ark responsible for sending the teenagers to Earth.

Lindsey Morgan as Raven Reyes

Portraying the brave and intelligent zero-gravity mechanic Raven Reyes is Lindsey Morgan, whose gateway to an acting career was through commercials and print ads. Her first feature film role was in Detention (2011) where she played a cheerleader named Alexis. The next big role was in an MTV film DisCONNECTED (2011) as Maria. For her performance as Kristina Davis in General Hospital, she was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. In The 100, Raven Reyes is Abby Griffin’s collaborator and an engineering advisor.

Richard Harmon as John Murphy

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For his performance as John Murphy in The 100, Richard Harmon achieved a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series in 2014. He had won the same award the year before for his role as Julian Randol in a Canadian sci-fi series, Continuum. Harmon went on to win his third Leo Award for the same category with Van Helsing TV series. Murphy is considered a serious troublemaker among The 100 group due to his reputation as career criminal.

What’s Next for The 100

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Like all popular TV series, fans worldwide usually begin to wonder about the next season even before the current season ends. People questioned about the possibility of The 100 Season 8, but the show creator Jason Rothenberg already gave the answer in 2019 with a tweet stating that Season 7 would be the last.

The 100 was a really fun and interesting show for us. Set in a dying space vessel orbiting Earth and on the surface of our post-apocalyptic world, The 100 was full of conflict from the beginning as different teens who maneuvered to become the leader of the group butted heads with each other and caused more problems than they solved. Then they discovered other humans already living on the now habitable surface. We loved the multiple plotlines and multi-layered characters! 

Did you watch The 100? Who was your favorite character? Let us know. We’d love to hear from you.

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Other things you might want to know about.

What are some other shows like The 100 that are worth seeing?

According  there are 14 shows that are a must see. 

14. Jeremiah (2002-2004)

13. Z Nation (2014-2017)

12. Revolution (2012-2014)

11. Dominion (2014-2015)

10. Defiance (2013-2015)

 9. Fear the Walking Dead (2015-2017)

 8. Falling Skies (2011-2015)

 7. Colony (2016-2017)

 6. Terra Nova (2011)

 5. The Last Man on Earth (2015-2017)

 4. 12 Monkeys (2015-2017)

 3. Lost (2004-2010)

 2. The Walking Dead (2010-2017)

 1. Battle star Galactica (2004-2009)

Go to for more details about each of these shows. It’s called ‘14 TV Shows like The 100 You Must See any Arhilesh C. 

What are some interesting quotes in the show The 100?

According to here are some quotes from some of the characters in the show.

Bellamy Blake-

“If you’re wrong and there is a hell…then I guess I’ll see you there.”

Clarke Griffin-

“Maybe life should be about more than just surviving. Don’t we deserve better than that?”

Thelonious Jaha-

“Good can come out of even the darkest acts.”


“What if the fight is all we are? We torture, kill, betray. We pretend we’re more than that just to make ourselves feel better, but it’s a lie.” 

Octavia Blake-

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”


“Victory stands on the back of sacrifice.”


“The time of the commanders is past. The time of the flame is past. This is your time. Let me help you.”

Raven Reyes-

“I’m not mad at you for saving my life. I’m mad at you for making me care about yours. Understand?”

Jasper Jordan-

“For all its faults, Earth is really beautiful.”


“Hesitation is death.”

Finn Collins-

“Nobody thought any of us would survive, but we did. You should take a minute to appreciate that.”

Go to for more quotes from these characters on The 100.

Interesting facts about the show The 100.

According to there are some interesting facts about the show The 100.

  • The show is loosely based on the novel by Kass Morgan called The 100. There are 4 books in the series.
  • David J. Peterson developed the language that the grounders spoke in the show. It was called Trigedasleng. 
  • The characters Clarke Griffin and Bellamy Blake are married in real life. (Eliza Jane Taylor and Bob Morley)
  • At the time (2014) it was the most watched show in its time slot on The CW.
  • The character Octavia is 14 in the books but 18 in the show.
  • Raven was originally going to be killed off in season 1, but she was promoted by the producers as a regular for season 2.
  • All the jungle scenes were actually set in a lush, green area and are as beautiful in life as they were on TV.
  • Most of the filming was done in Vancouver, Canada.
  • The show was able to complete its filming of the 7th season even though Warner Bros. shut down production of all TV shows due to the spread of Covid-19.
  • The 100’s seventh season was the last season of the show. 

Go to for more interesting facts of The 100.