The 100 prequel cast: Who is in The 100 prequel? Anaconda explainedJuly 9, 2020
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CW series The 100 is coming to an end soon but there are hopes the show will be continuing with a spin-off. Season seven is mid-way through transmission and yesterday (July 8), fans were treated to a backdoor pilot to the spin-off series. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about the episode called Anaconda, including the cast members.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from The 100 season 7, episode 8
The 100 is going to be wrapping up this year after nearly a decade on screens following the show’s premiere back in 2014.
Initially adapted from the novels by Kass Morgan, The 100 TV show quickly developed its own identity and took a different route to the source material.
In 2019, it was confirmed by The CW and showrunner Jason Rothenberg the teen dystopian drama would be calling it a day.
Further reports confirmed the seventh and final outing would feature a backdoor pilot, giving fans some insight into the nuclear apocalypse which led to destruction of the Earth in the first place.
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The episode would be set prior to the start of The 100 season one and delve into some of the mysteries and origin story of the drama.
Season seven, episode eight was titled Anaconda and saw the nuclear holocaust playing out on Earth.
Viewers were introduced to a new bunch of characters caught up in the end of the world – with the codeword “Anaconda” referring to missiles in the air.
While viewers are going to have to wait and see if the prequel is picked up, Rothenberg already has a few ideas for the direction of travel for the story.
He teased to TV Line how he wanted to do “almost Lost-style flashback episodes to pre-apocalypse times, if only because I really want to shoot in restaurants, bars and homes, and not have to be in the middle of the woods all the time”.
However, he also hinted the show would “get back to space” and meet the ancestors of main character Clarke Griffin (played by Eliza Taylor) and Bellamy Blake (Bob Morley).
Who is in The 100 prequel cast?
Callie Cadogan – Iola Evans
The main star of the prequel appears to be Callie Cadogan, who is a strong-willed and whip-smart youngster who is foregoing a place at MIT to join eco-rebels.
Actress Iola Evans portrays the heroine after starring in Amazon Prime Video series Carnival Row, Vera and All of Them.
Reese Cadogan – Adain Bradley
Adain Bradley takes on the role of Callie’s brother Reese, who clashes with his sibling fiercely with pair being arch-rivals.
American star Bradley has appeared in the likes of Riverdale as Trev Brown and All About The Washingtons.
Further projects have included Mr Student Body President, The Bold and the Beautiful and All American.
August – Leo Howard
Taking on the role of Callie’s new friend August is star Leo Howard, who started off as a child actor.
Howard has many credits to his name such as Leo Little’s Big Show, Shake It Up, Kickin’ In.
More recently, he appeared in The CW’s Vampire Diaries spin-off Legacies, Why Women Kill and Netflix’s now cancelled zom-com Santa Clarita Diet.
Other projects include WITH: Welcome to Howler, Freakish and Betch.
Dr. Becca Franco – Erica Cerra
Portraying the mysterious Dr. Becca Franco is Erica Cerra with the character not lasting long and getting burnt at the stake after coming back down to Earth with an antidote to the radiation.
She is also of course the A.L.I.E. in The 100 but this episode gave her something of an origin story.
Cerra has featured in movies including Power Rangers, Blade: Trinity and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief as well as Supernatural, Deadly Class and Rush.
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Tristan – Craig Arnold
Craig Arnold takes on the part of survivor Tristan, who is left along with 2,000 others following the nuclear apocalypse.
Arnold has featured in Degrassi: The Next Generation, Impulse and Heartlands previously.
Gemma – Crystal Balint
Taking on the part of Gemma is Crystal Balint, following on from roles in The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, Mech-X4 and Prison Break.
Bill Cadogan – John Pyper-Ferguson
In the role of antagonist Bill Cadogan is John Pyper-Ferguson, who makes some brutal decision as the end is nigh.
Pyper-Ferguson counts Queen of the South, Suits, The Last Ship and Burn Notice among some of his biggest credits.
The 100 season 7 airs on The CW in America on Wednesdays
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