We hold together 100 Jason Rothenberg, the creator of the series, asked him about some of tonight’s special guests, and what’s next in the series franchise.
DEADLINE: You brought Lexa back tonight. There was a lot of controversy when you killed him, but was it always your intention to bring him back? Do you need a loose end to tie between him and Clarke?
Jason ROTHENBERG: Once we decided that the role of a judge during the trial is someone who considers the size of the person who was your greatest love, your greatest teacher, or your greatest enemy, then there was no mind that this Lexa. Clarke was about to happen. It then became just a challenge to bring her back. It turned out that it wasn’t hard, we had some conversations, Alicia [Debnam-Carey] The fans were very excited about coming back and getting some closure. Obviously, yes, that was a big part of it, it was great to have her back in the cape and makeup, and so I hope it brings something close to the fans, who loved that character a lot.
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time limit: Okay, let’s talk prequel, prequel, prequel. I know we had 8 “Anaconda” episodes last season, but do you think 100 Can the prequel series land on HBO Max?
Rothenberg: I wish I had better answers for you. What I can say is that there is or is not going to be, the discussion is still happening at the highest level. You know, I think if I’m referring to those conversations, unfortunately, I’ll talk in turn, but there’s a chance, there’s a good chance, I think it might come back. I wish I had news this week, it would be great to announce it this week, I don’t think that is going to happen.
DEADLINE: You mentioned that there will be a Caine and Abel storyline between Preki Callie and her brother Reese, but are we going to see some of the characters from this show in the prequel? I mean 100 And everyone can travel and travel time.
Rothenberg: Yes, I hear what you are saying. I don’t think we’ll see the characters of the original show. I mean, again, I would never say no because you don’t know what’s going to happen if you’re lucky enough to run for some time. Eventually, you tell a story. I know that one of the things I want to do is to bring it back into space because concurrent with the time of the prequel, what is happening in space are all space stations, which were different at the time of the nuclear catastrophe, Coming together to make the ark. So, there is where we will meet the great, great, great grandmother and grandfather of all our heroes, Clark’s great grandparents, great-great grandparents, Bellamy, Octavia, obviously and so we can tell a story in this way Huh. Some actors have already tried to make pitches that their great-great-grandfather and grandmother look exactly like them. I doubt that is going to happen. we will see. But I know this is where I want to take the prequel if we are lucky enough to order it.
DEADLINE: Is Cadogan finally prequel by grace, about him being a Greek tragic hero?
Rothenberg: We certainly could. I mean, we definitely can. I love John Piper-Ferguson, I felt he brought such an interesting taste for the show and for the role. We know that he leaves the earth. In the prequel, he goes through the wormhole and goes back to our story in Sanctum, but we also know that that stone is still there, so yes, he could theoretically show it again in the series from it. Before they bury that thing and shut the earth down.
DEADLINE: Was it the finale of the series that you always kept in mind; This idea of encroachment and Clarke being left as an odd woman?
Rothenberg: No, not since we first started. I mean, honestly, when we first started, it was about ordering the pilot for the series, you know, and then that was how we got into the second season. Once it started to feel like it was in it for a long time, we were not very confident about that ending until season five came to an end, and it’s around that time where we saw the studio network making pitches Let us write for an ending, like we can end the show at the end of season seven. At which point, we really started to prepare our end game. Ultimately, the exchange of ideas is something that the moral form of the story probably ended at the end of an earlier season, you know, the idea until we all realize we’re together. ‘All a crew, that we are all humans, there should not be war between countries and between political parties, until we realize that, we are doomed. Ultimately that was the message I wanted to convey. I did not know how we were going to say until we got the green light to end it by seven.
DEADLINE: Octavia gave this fantastic speech on the battlefield tonight, which says a lot for the division we are experiencing as a nation. Can you talk about how much current events have impacted you as a writing?
Rothenberg: I do not think we have come out of the blue at this place as a culture, as a world. This has been going on for a long time, so you know it is definitely getting worse as it sounds. Hopefully, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, but I definitely wanted to speak that speech 100% of our time. I mean, I think science fiction does that well: you can hold a mirror for the time we are living without preaching about it. We have always tried to do this several times throughout the show. We have played in political waters without really making a point of it.
DEADLINE: Tonight it’s Clarke’s mother, Abigail, who has an honest moment with Raven in this final episode. Why was it like that? When Clarke swims with her mom (who is actually Simone) in the season 6 finale, she really feels guilty about it. I’m just curious why tonight’s conversation took place between Raven and Abigail, not between Clarke and Abigail?
Rothenberg: This is a very good question. The truth was that I was not able to get Alicia – this is an inside baseball answer. Were I not able to get Alicia, it would probably have been Abby, but as a judge for Clarke, as well as a judge for Raven. But Raven / Abby’s relationship was always really important. I mean, as Abby Avatar tells her, as Abby Judge said to the raven on the ship at Finale, ‘She was for you more than your real mother, her opinion was for you more than your real one. Mom ‘, and so she always had a special relationship for him, and so you know that the idea of bringing back Paige Turco was another time when I didn’t want to lose anything because Clarke wasn’t looking at her mom.