The CW network bosses addressed the backlash of what happened on social media during the Summer TCA Panel on Thursday (August 11) in Los Angeles.
“Jason [Rothenberg, showrunner] had a great learning curve on what social media can do,whether you can be adored or hated at given time,” CW president Mark Pedowitzshared.
He added, “We’re believers in letting showrunners tell a story. I’m a believer in letting a creative tell a story.If you start limiting certain things, you’re going to start limiting the ability to be creative.”
“It’s going to be interesting to watch a group of people, humans, trying to survive,” Elizashared on the panel about the upcoming season. “This is an enemy we can’t defeat, so how do we move forward? In true Clarke fashion, that will be trying to get everyone on board.”
Just before the panel started, The 100 cast stopped by the WB booth for an autograph signing before debuting a Season 3 Sizzle Reel. Check it out below!
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We caught up with the Canadian actress on the carpet at the 2016 CW Upfronts where she looked back on the Octavia-Lincoln relationship.
“Of course, myself as an actress I was so sad to see Ricky Whittle go,” Marie told JJJ. “He’s a wonderful man and we have a great friendship. That romance was so deserved. They made so many epic sacrifices for one another. It was the classic, forbidden Romeo and Juliet romance. That’s the way it started and that’s the way it ended. It was horrible and beautiful all at the same time. That’s all they kept doing, is sacrificing their lives for one another. That’s exactly how the story ended and I feel like that chapter in a respectful way, in terms of the romance.”
As for the future, Marie said, “Next season, you’re going to see Octavia take a lot of really dark turns and uncover some really nasty layers. That will be exciting for me as an actress. She’s always evolving and changing.”
“I think people have seen photos online and know already that Alycia [Debnam Carey] is coming back for the season finale,” she shared. “It’s just a matter of how and in what capacity.”
Eliza added, “Shooting downtown in Vancouver, there was no way we weren’t going to get found out. So I can’t say anything about how it happens or how much we see of her, but I think people are going to be happy.”
“Perverse Instantiation – Part Two” airs TONIGHT, Thursday, May 19th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.