The 100 showrunner Jason Rothenberg reveals the explanation behind a most important character’s disappearance within the seventh and ultimate season premiere.
The seventh and ultimate season of The 100 premiered Wednesday, and showrunner Jason Rothenberg addressed Bellamy Blake’s disappearance and what it means for the present. Bellamy was dragged offscreen by an unseen power within the opening moments of the episode, whereas screaming for his sister, Octavia.
Bellamy, portrayed by actor Bob Morley, has appeared as a most important character in each season of the science fiction drama sequence since its premiere in 2014. The Australian actor can be credited as a director of 1 episode of the present, “Ashes to Ashes.” The 100 final aired in August of final 12 months to the tune of 1.three million viewers, and its seventh and ultimate season will include 16 episodes, making it one of many longer seasons the present has had in current years.
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TVLine reached out to The 100 showrunner and author Jason Rothenberg for touch upon Bellamy’s disappearance, and Rothenberg mentioned, “His disappearance goes to play an enormous function this season. It is the thriller persons are attempting to unravel. It is the factor that is going to be driving so lots of our characters this season—to seek out him and hopefully save him.” Rothenberg went on to disclose the explanation behind Bellamy’s absence. He mentioned, “Bob requested to take a while off this season, and we honored that. We had been in a position to write round it.”
Although Rothenberg is assured the writers have been in a position to work Bellamy’s disappearance into the present, and The 100 isn’t any stranger to killing off its characters, Rothenberg promised “we’ll see [Bellamy] once more” earlier than the present ends its run. Morley did ask for a while off, however apparently not the entire season. For now, Rothenberg’s assertion that Bellamy’s disappearance is “the thriller persons are attempting to unravel” rang true within the premiere. Bellamy’s disappearance started to form the story instantly, as Hope joined Gabriel and Echo in a rescue try after unearthing a be aware that had been implanted in her arm, inscribed with the phrases “belief Bellamy.”
Having one of many lead characters on the present assaulted and dragged away by an unknown, probably inhuman power is definitely an creative and suspenseful manner of working Morley’s request for day off into the story of The 100. It is too early to say if the absence of a beloved most important character will have an effect on the the present’s ultimate season rankings, which have been holding regular lately. Nevertheless, it is secure to say this rescue mission will have an effect on all of the characters’ storylines for some episodes to return, and who is aware of what else in retailer for The 100’s ultimate season? For now, Rothenberg sounds assured that, regardless of Bellamy’s non permanent absence, the writers have a plan to carry the sequence to an thrilling and satisfying conclusion.
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