It’s been ten long months and six short years since Praimfaya changed the game in The 100 season 4, and now our favorite juvenile delinquents-turned-Earth’s greatest post-apocalyptic survivors are back! The first trailer for season 5 fills in a lot of the missing time in the six years since Clarke, Bellamy, and Octavia were separated from each other—on the ground, in space, and underground—while introducing this season’s villains and the treasure everyone is after: the only green patch on post-nuclear Earth.
Yep, The CW’s post-apocalyptic series is yet again about turf wars, with a mysteriously untouched valley as the prize for Clarke and her adopted Nightblood daughter Madi; Bellamy, Raven, Monty, and the rest of the folks who made it to the Ark; the ominous prison ship full of a cryogenically-frozen army (!); and the “Onekru” led by Octavia, who both claims not to be a leader yet manages to assert herself pretty bloodily over and over.
There is a lot to unpack in this trailer, which is not the most well-edited (to be fair, it is the extended version) yet nonetheless is a smorgasbord of treats for any The 100 fan. We get plenty of facetime with new villain Charmaine Diyoza (Ivana Milicevic, a.k.a. Riley’s wife Sam on Buffy the Vampire Slayer), who seems very intent on taking over this post-apocalyptic Garden of Eden despite her ship, which left Earth before the first time it went nuclear, having the least claim to it. There’s also new alliances—Octavia and Madi!—and plenty of cage matches.
It looks like six years has done nothing to ameliorate the series’ violence-as-survival. Though Kane points out that saving their people means more than just keeping them alive. And as Monty reflects, “If a war is the only way to have the last survivable land on Earth, then maybe we don’t deserve it.”
Watch the trailer!
The 100 season 5 premieres Tuesday, April 24 on The CW.
via TV Guide