It might’ve started out as a thinly veiled Hunger Games clone, but The 100 has grown into so much more.
The CW sci-fi series, which is equal parts Battlestar Galactica, Hunger Games, Lost and something all its own, has become one of the most compelling (and underrated) shows on television. It really started paying off its future-set premise in Season 2, and it looks like they’re only diving deeper into this wild, weird world when the show returns in a few weeks. The factions, the world-building, the mysteries — this show has it all.
If you’re still on the fence, here’s the pitch:
Ninety-seven years ago, nuclear Armageddon decimated planet Earth, destroying civilization. The only survivors were the 400 inhabitants of 12 international space stations. Resources are running out on their dying ”Ark” - the 12 stations now linked. Draconian measures are the order of the day, including secretly exiling a group of 100 juvenile prisoners to the Earth’s surface to test whether it’s habitable. For the first time in nearly a century, humans have returned to planet Earth.
The series stars Eliza Taylor as Clarke, Paige Turco (Person of Interest, Damages) as Abby, Thomas McDonell (Suburgatory) as Finn, Eli Goree (Emily Owens, M.D.) as Wells, Marie Avgeropoulos (50/50) as Octavia, Bob Morley as Bellamy, Kelly Hu (X2: X-Men United, Arrow) as Cece, Christopher Larkin (Squad 85) as Monty, Devon Bostick (Aim High” as Jasper, with Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy) as Chancellor Jaha, and Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) as Kane.
Check out the new footage and let us know what you think:
The 100 returns to The CW on Jan. 21.