The 100, a new TV series coming to The CW based on the novel by Kass Morgan, takes place 97 years after a nuclear apocalypse. The only survivors were the 400 inhabitants of the space stations that were orbiting Earth at that time. Since then, three generations have been born in space, and the resources are dying for the now 4,000 survivors on the “Ark” ( the 12 stations now linked together and repurposed to keep the survivors alive).
A group of 100 juvenile delinquents have been sent to Earth to see if it’s habitable again. Among the 100 exiles are Clarke (Eliza Taylor), a passionate and rebellious delinquent and daughter of the Ark’s chief medical officer; Wells (Eli Goree), the disliked son of the Ark’s Chancellor; the daredevil and heroic Finn (Thomas McDonell); and the brother/sister duo Bellamy and Octavia (Bob Morley and Marie Avgeropoulos), whose illegal sibling status has always led them to flaunt the rules.
Technologically blind to what’s happening on Earth, the Ark’s leaders – Clarke’s widowed mother, Abby (Paige Turco); the Chancellor, Jaha (Isaiah Washington); and his shadowy second in command, Kane (Henry Ian Cusick)- are faced with difficult decisions about life, death and the continued existence of the human race.
For the 100 young people on Earth, however, the alien planet they’ve never known is a mysterious realm that can be magical one moment and lethal the next. With the survival of the human race entirely in their hands, the teens must find a way to transcend their differences, unite and forge a new path on a wildly changed Earth that’s primitive, intense and teeming with the unknown.
THE 100 is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Matthew Miller (“Human Target,” “Chuck”), Jason Rothenberg (upcoming “Twilight Zone” feature), Bharat Nalluri (“Torchwood,” “Emily Owens, M.D.”), Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries”) and Gina Girolamo (“The Secret Circle”). The pilot was directed by Bharat Nalluri.