CW's "The 100"
CW’s “The 100”

Based on the upcoming book series by Kass Morgan, The CW’s “The 100” dares to ask a question during primetime that in the past year has only been addressed in film. How would the human race survive if the Earth is destroyed? “The 100” puts us right in the middle of a crisis for the human race. It has been 97 years since nuclear Armageddon destroyed planet Earth and all of civilization. 400 inhabitants of 12 international space stations are the only survivors of the event. Today 3 generations have been born in space and the inhabitants are now 4,000 in number. Resources are quickly depleting on their “Ark”. The 12 space stations have been linked together and repurposed to keep the survivors alive. Population control is now a huge issue in the Ark and Draconian measures of capital punishment are in effect. The leaders of the Ark resort to ruthless measures to ensure their future; including secretly exiling a group of 100 juvenile prisoners to the Earth’s surface to test if it is inhabitable.

Among the 100 exiles are Clarke (Eliza Taylor) the bright teenage daughter of the Ark’s chief medical officer; Wells (Eli Goree) son of the Ark’s chancellor; the daredevil Finn (Thomas McDonell); brother/sister duo Bellamy (Bob Morely) and Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) who are illegal siblings. 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 technologically blind to the happenings below them on Earth, yet are faced with difficult decisions about the continued existence of the human race. The 100 young people on Earth, a planet that they have never known, have to figure out how they will survive in a mysterious realm that can be magical in one moment and lethal the next. The survival of the human race rest entirely in the hands of “The 100”, they must unite and forge a new path on an Earth that is teeming with the unknown. For the first time in nearly a century, humans have returned to planet Earth. “The 100” premieres on Wednesday March 19th at 9pm on The CW.

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