The 100's has a host of strong female characters, but the series' writers find penning the series' capable women no harder than scripting the show's male cast.
From Clarke and Lexa to Raven and Octavia, The CW's post apocalyptic drama is teaming with kick-ass women. Capable of building their own rockets, fighting off grounders, and leading an army, the girls of The 100 are squarely (and properly) on equal footing with their male counterparts. Series creator Jason Rothenberg, however, is not looking to make feminism a tent pole of the storyline.
"I don't think it's a theme of the show," Rothenberg said. "Again, we just write people doing crazy stuff. Some happen to be women."
Set 97 years after a nuclear holocaust, the world of The 100 may be dangerous, but it has the added benefit of being bereft of bias based on gender, sexual orientation, or race. With their mind on survival, residents of the new world have little time to worry about such trivial prejudices - a fact which equally powerful characters common place
"As I've said... some things get better post the apocalypse," Rothenberg previously stated.
Find out more when The 100 returns to The CW this fall. Click the video below to see the final moments of the season 2 finale.