Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and CEO of The CW has gone on record offering an update about the planned prequel series set 97 years before The 100.
Chairman and CEO of The CW, Mark Pedowitz, has recently offered an update on the planned prequel series to The 100, confirming that it is still being actively discussed. Based on the best-selling sci-fi novels by Kass Morgan, The 100 follows a group of adolescent survivors who return to Earth from a dying space station decades after a nuclear apocalypse has destroyed the planet. First airing in 2014, the multiple award-winning series ran for seven seasons and finally wrapped up in September last year. Though plans for a prequel series, set 97 years before the events of The 100 at the beginning of the nuclear apocalypse, have been in motion since series creator Jason Rothberg began developing a backdoor pilot which aired during the final season.
Since then, little else has been said about the progress on the new series aside from earlier confirmations that it was still in the process of being considered. Speaking recently with Variety about going back to the drawing board with The Powerpuff Girls pilot, Pedowitz confirmed that the promise of a prequel series was still very much on the table. “I bet you’re gonna be shocked by this,” he said. “There are still discussions going on. It is not done in any way shape or form, but there’s discussions still happening.”
The original prequel episode, which was intended introduce the new spin-off, was well received by fans and introduced actress Iola Evans (Carnival Row) as Callie Cadogan, the socially minded founder of the protest group Trikru and daughter of season 7 antagonist Bill Cadogan. While Pedowitz’s latest update doesn’t offer much in the way of details, at least it confirms those plans have not been forgotten and are still very much in motion. The survivors’ dramatic, action-packed journey that spanned over seven seasons will certainly be a tough act to follow, but it will be interesting to finally see what The 100 prequel has to offer.
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