'The 100' Favorite Returning for Season 3

by Philiana Ng 3:43 PM PDT, July 10, 2015
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The 100 fans took over Ballroom 20 on Friday at Comic-Con and the crew dropped some awesome casting news!

Alycia Debnam-Carey, who recurred during season two of The CW’s underrated post-apocalyptic drama, is reprising her role as Lexa, the commander of the Grounders, in season three.

Clexa fans, you can now breathe a sigh of relief!

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There was some worry that Debnam-Carey, who stars in AMC’s upcoming Walking Dead prequel Fear the Walking Dead, would not be able to return. But The 100 executive producer Jason Rothenberg credited AMC for being flexible and allowing the actress to do both series.

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Considering how Lexa betrayed Clarke at the end of season two, however, things between the two are going to be contentious when they reunite.

"I suppose there’s hope for reconciliation, because Alycia Debnam-Carey is coming back to the show," Rothenberg told the crowd.

Expect things to get explosive between the two former allies.

"Clarke is pissed," he hinted.

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Though spoilers were at a minimum (filming hasn’t begun yet), Rothenberg did reveal some notable tidbits about the new season.

1. Rothenberg revealed that when season three picks up, there will be a time jump of "a couple months after Clarke bailed on her people."

2. Eliza Taylor hinted that when we see Clarke again, "she’s going to be losing it a little bit," while Bellamy (Bob Morley) will be adjusting to his new leadership role at Camp Jaha.

3. Could there ever be a romantic future for Bellamy and Clarke, a pairing the fans have been clamoring for since the beginning? While Taylor and Morley didn’t see one, Rothenberg kept fans' interests piqued, saying, "You never know." (The return of Lexa could also throw a wrench in the Bellarke ship, as Taylor and Debnam-Carey's characters shared a kiss last season.)

4. The introduction of A.L.I.E., the female A.I. revealed at the mansion in the season two finale, will bring The 100 into a whole new direction. "The A.I. story really sets us in a new, much more science-fiction direction," Rothenberg teased.

The 100 returns in 2016 on The CW.

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