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The official synopsis for The 100 season 3 is revealed by The CW, which teases difficult times ahead for its lead characters Clarke and Bellamy.

The 100's season 2 finale saw Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Bellamy (Bob Morley) using radiation to kill all the Mountain Men, including Maya (Eve Harlow). By the end of the episode, Clarke decides to leave Camp Jaha.

Here is the synopsis which summarises season 2's plot and teases what is ahead for season 3.

For two seasons, the refugees of The 100 sent to Earth have been at war. First with themselves, then with the Grounders, and finally with Mount Weather. Many have lost their lives along the way. All have lost their innocence. They have learned the hard way that in the fight for survival, there are no heroes and no villains. There is only the living and the dead. But now the war is over. The battle against Mount Weather has been won. The prisoners have returned home to a world seemingly at peace, but can they find peace within themselves after what they had to do to escape? And is there more to life than just surviving? Unfortunately, their newfound sense of normalcy will be short-lived, and their lives will be changed forever, as threats both old and new test their loyalties, push them past their limits, and make them question what it truly means to be human. First, they fought to survive. Then, they fought for their friends. Now, they will fight for the human race.

Is Clarke headed to Polis?

Clarke was last seen heading away from Camp Jaha after the attack on Mount Weather, telling Bellamy that her guilt was too much for her to bear.

A tweet from executive producer Jason Rothenberg hints that Clarke will head to Polis in a bid to escape the guilt of murdering the Weathermen.

When asked by a fan to reveal one of Clarke's lines from the season 3 premiere, Rothenberg replied in Trigedasleng, the language of the Grounders: "Yu gonplei ste odon."(Your fight is over)

For many fans, this confirms speculation that Clarke will eventually find her way to Polis when season 3 premieres, but Rothenberg has revealed that she will meet "amazing new people" on her journey.

Rothenberg told Entertainment Tonight, "It's a dangerous world out there, but I think she can handle herself."

Meanwhile, Bellamy Blake won't have an easy third season, but he will receive hero status among the Sky People.

With Clarke gone, Bellamy will have to step up to lead his people. According to Rothenberg, "Bellamy is a leader and is responsible and is a hero and will be recognized as such and given responsibilities that he's never had before."

"He's going to have more and more reason to stay there and stay at Camp Jaha as they're forming this society — and Clarke can't be there emotionally for now."

Bellamy and Clarke romance

Executive producer Jason Rothenberg teased Clarke and Bellamy's romance in season 3.

Rothenberg told E! News that even though Clarke has left Bellamy, and Bellamy let her go with a kiss on the cheek and a "May we meet again," that doesn't mean their connection is gone too.

"It's clear to me that these two people have come to need each other and respect each other and love each other on some pretty deep level," Rothenberg said.

"Obviously it's not romantic, certainly for Clarke anyway, and it's never been vocalized that it is for Bellamy either. You could read as much as you want in their body language and their eyes, but that's something that is being put off again as a result of Clarke's walkabout."

But the producer teased romance in the cards for the fan favourite characters ahead in the story.

Rothenberg said, "If it makes sense at some point, it will happen. If people really want it right now, the Bellamy/Clarke thing, I highly, highly recommend that they read the books. It's in the books!"

"It's a very tense part of the books. If you want that right now, you can get it. At some point, the show will give it to you too, but for now, it's not there," he added.

The 100 season 3 premiere date

Much to fans' disappointment, The 100 season 3 will premiere early next year. Producers have explained their decision to hold off airing new episodes until 2016.

The network hopes that the year-long wait between seasons 2 and 3 will encourage those new to the show to catch up on previous episodes on Netflix, giving The 100 "the audience it deserves."

President Mark Pedowitz told Zap2it: "We had to make some moves to put on some shows and make some changes... I think The 100 and Jane might have been a little bit twisty."

Pedowitz added, "It's a big Netflix favorite, and having the opportunity to catch up on years 1 and 2 as we begin year 3... and maybe it'll have that Breaking Bad moment."

While the official premiere date for season 3 is yet to be confirmed, Pedowitz announced that fans can look forward to a continuous run next year.

He said, "We haven't quite figured out what the order path will be yet... whether we run 13 straight or not, we will have all 13-16 episodes we need to run as we require it... We will be pretty much going non-stop."

So The 100 season 3 might premiere as early as January in 2016.