On sci-fi series The 100, a nuclear apocalypse kills humanity on Earth but fortunately not everyone is on the ground. Twelve space stations are in orbit and come together to form the ARK. Three generations of humans survive on the ARK, dreaming of setting foot on the ground and breathing real air. Almost a century later, the ARK is dying so Chancellor Jaha (Grey’s Anatomy’s Isaiah Washington) and his second-in-command Councillor Kane (Lost’s Henry Ian Cusick) decide to risk one hundred juvenile delinquents, sending them down to the surface to see if it is habitable.
Clarke Walters (Eliza Taylor) , daughter of doctor Abby Walters (Paige Turco), is one. Wells Jaha (Eli Goree), son of Chancellor Jaha, is another. Plus sister and brother Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) and Bellamy Black (Bob Morley), Finn (Thomas McDonell) and creepy John (Continuum’s Richard Harmon). If they survive, their crimes will be forgiven. “We’re back”, shouts Octavia triumphantly, in a scene filmed in one of our local forests. And now they can do whatever they want, like removing their wristbands to appear dead so that no one else will come down.
Up on the ARK, the adults have their own Hunger Games. And down on the planet the kids discover they’re not alone. Showrunner Jasdon Rothenberg described The 100 as Lord of the Flies “writ large” at the TCA winter press tour. Filming of the first season wrapped in January this year in Vancouver with locations like Golden Ears Park and Lynn Canyon playing the post-apocalyptic Earth.
The 100 debuts tonight after Arrow on The CW.