'The 100' season 5: Henry Ian Cusick's take on what's coming

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'The 100'
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“The 100” season 5 will begin right where the TV show left off last season, with the arrival of prisoners in a mysterious spaceship. It has been six years since Praimfaya made life almost impossible on Earth, but nothing has been heard from the people in the bunker and in the Ark. In a recent interview, cast member Henry Ian Cusick (Marcus) teased about his character and the plot moving forward.

Six years is a long time for a group of people to stay in isolation in a bunker, facing multiple challenges to survive. In an interview with Collider, Cusick said he had discussions about how the characters will not only change emotionally but also physically over the years. Fans have already seen Clarke (Eliza Taylor) change her hair, and it will be interesting to see how the other major characters evolved.

Talking specifically about his character and Abigail (Paige Turco), Cusick said they just get older and consequently slower. He will be directing another episode for “The 100” along with a short film. The actor previously directed the episode “The Other Side,” which was his directorial debut. Although he’s excited about his directorial tasks, Cusick said he will continue to act.

The scripts of next season are ready and have been given to the actors. Cusick said he’s currently reading the fifth episode. According to him, he’s excited to meet all the new characters arriving on the spaceship.

Cusick didn’t tease any details about the new ones as he has only just begun reading about them. For the people in the bunker, the show will reveal what happened there in flashbacks. If they do get out of that bunker eventually, they will find that the world has changed a lot during their absence.

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