Executive producers Matthew Miller and Jason Rothenberg promise lots of twists and surprises in the new The CW series The 100, which meant when we asked for specific details on the first season both Miller and Rothenberg were as vague as possible. The series is based on a book that Rothenberg read before it was published. “I’ve been wanting to do a movie or a show on another planet, a colonial situation, so this really put everything together for me and I jumped at it,” explained Rothenberg during our interview at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con.
Miller and Rothenberg describe The 100 as Battlestar Galactica meets Lost, with two very distinct worlds – one on the planet, one in the ship – featured in the series. “It’s all going to feel very, very interconnected in the series. In terms of a percentage, I would say it’s probably about 70% on the ground and maybe 30% up in space,” offered Miller. “The pilot’s a good model. It’s roughly three storylines happening: one is on the ship and two are on the ground. It could switch, depending on the importance of the episode and the storyline,” added Rothenberg.
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97 years ago, Earth was devastated by a nuclear apocalypse, and mankind was nearly destroyed. The only survivors were the inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit at the time. The stations came together to form the Ark, but with resources dwindling and population growth soaring, the decision is made to send The 100, a group of juvenile delinquents, to the surface to test whether Earth is once again habitable.
The 100 stars Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Marie Avgeropoulos, Isaiah Washington, and Henry Ian Cusick.
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