The CW Set The 100 Season 6 Release Date

The 100

During its fifth season premiere, this April, The 100 managed to garner +18.07% viewers. Such increase in the viewing audience was a signal for The CW bosses to take this sci-fi drama seriously. Many doubted that The 100 is capable of returning for its fifth round. However, on May 8, 2018, Jason Rothenberg announced on his Twitter page that The 100 had been renewed for a sixth installment. We frankly were ready for the renewal. But we have not been expecting the announcement too early. Even The CW has yet to announce this exciting news. However, Rothenberg decided to be first who made the show's fans happy. Later, The CW has officially confirmed the next season of the show as well.

The fifth season premiere of The 100 has garnered 1.431 million viewers with a 0.40 demo rating (-6.98%) among adults 18-49. Also worth noting that the current season has received a brilliant reception from the viewers. On Rotten Tomatoes, the fifth installment of the teen drama holds a score of 4.7/5 with a 96% approval rating. On IMDb, The 100 has a high score of 7.8/10 > 150,000 votes. We believe that The CW's bosses were impressed with such a success of the current round of the post-apocalyptic drama. As a result, the network opted to pick up The 100 for Season 6.

What Is The 100 About?

If you have not yet watched this post-apocalyptic teen drama on The CW, please read a brief overview of The 100. Otherwise, leave this paragraph and read the official synopsis for Season 5 below.

The story takes place in the dystopian future where a nuclear apocalypse destroyed almost all flesh on Earth. As a result, the rest of the survivors were forced to escape and settle at "The Ark," a massive orbital station. However, over time, all the life-support systems at the station were exhausted. Thus, the station's Chancellor ordered to send a group of juvenile prisoners back to Earth hoping that these 100 teens will be able to define whether or not planet suitable for life.

Upon arrival, the group discovered that some people managed to survive the apocalypse. All the survivors could be split into three groups: the Grounders, who live in clans locked in a power struggle; the Reapers, a group of the Grounders, turned into cannibals; and Mountain Men, the most "humanized" group of people, who hid inside Mount Weather before the apocalypse. Within all the subsequent seasons, the group initially consisting of 100 young adults is trying to survive while they found themselves in the severe conditions on Earth.

Season 5 Premiere Summary

The 100 fought for their lives within four past seasons. That battle has torn them apart and separated from each other. Most of the guys have lost their best friends forever. The fourth season revealed that the human race is doomed to face an insurmountable threat: the nuclear reactors remained on Earth have melted down and are destroying the planet's atmosphere. The protagonists have little time to prevent the cataclysm, while all the possible solutions have vanished.

Now the guys stand before the end of the world. They will have to undertake the impossible to survive with or without each other. That's why the title characters will be forced to start from scratch in the aftermath of Praimfaya. In Season 5, the protagonists will have to explore their responsibility to the new place they call home and the next generations of people who will inhabit it. Will they able to cope with trouble and remain humans?

Season 6 Release Date

On January 10, 2019, The CW officially confirmed the exact release date for the next season of The 100, which is scheduled on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.