You'd better stock up on food and water, because the apocalypse is coming! Oh yeah, we’re talking about the terrifying new CW show “The 100,” created by Jason Rothenberg. The coming post-apocalyptic drama, based on Kass Morgan’s book series, tells the story of life after the complete obliteration of Earth.
“Ninety-seven years ago, nuclear Armageddon decimated planet Earth, destroying civilization,” the synopsis of the series begins. “The only survivors were the 400 inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit at the time.”
After three generations being born in space, the survivors have grown into the thousands. But as their population grew, the resources on the “Ark” began depleting — including their oxygen. “The 12 stations now linked together and repurposed to keep the survivors alive,” but it seems that leaders of the “Ark” know they will have limited time before everyone suffocates or starves to death. In hopes of keeping the human race alive, the leaders have contemplated drastic measures, from killing off civilians to secretly exiling a group of 100 juvenile prisoners to Earth to test whether the radiated planet is habitable. This will be the first time in nearly a century that humans have set foot on Earth.
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“Among the 100 exiles are Clarke, the bright teenage daughter of the Ark’s chief medical officer; Wells, son of the Ark’s Chancellor; the daredevil Finn; and the brother-sister duo Bellamy and Octavia, whose illegal sibling status have always led them to flout the rules.” During the juveniles' time on Earth, they’ll have to survive with no food, water or medicine on a planet that could eventually kill them.
Sounds intriguing, no? If you’re interested in watching the series, tune into The CW next Wednesday to see what will happen during the pilot of “The 100.” According to episode 1’s synopsis, the premiere of “The 100” will introduce fans to the show as they explain the back story more in depth.
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