Ninety-seven years ago, nuclear Armageddon decimated planet Earth, destroying civilization. The only survivors were the 400 inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit at the time. Three generations have been born in space, the survivors now number 4,000, and resources are running out on their dying “Ark” – the 12 stations now linked together and repurposed to keep the survivors alive.
Draconian measures including capital punishment and population control are the order of the day, as the leaders of the Ark take ruthless steps to ensure their future, 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. 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 has always led them to flaunt the rules.
Technologically blind to what’s happening on the planet below them, the Ark’s leaders – Clarke’s widowed mother, Abby; the Chancellor, Jaha; and his shadowy second in command, Kane – are faced with difficult decisions about life, death and the continued existence of the human race. For the 100 young people on Earth, however, the alien planet they’ve never known is a mysterious realm that can be magical one moment and lethal the next.
With the survival of the human race entirely in their hands, THE 100 must find a way to transcend their differences, unite and forge a new path on a wildly changed Earth that’s primitive, intense and teeming with the unknown.
From The CW’s press release, May 2016… For three seasons, THE 100 have fought to survive. That fight has torn them apart, turned them against each other, and taken the lives of their closest friends. In season three, our heroes found themselves at the epicenters of both the Grounder world and the struggle for Arkadia’s soul. Despite their best efforts, all out war appeared unavoidable until a new, even more dangerous threat, one that had been quietly rising all along, exploded to the surface: ALIE, the A.I. that ended the world, offered relief from pain and eternal life in the “City of Light,” but as her ranks grew, it quickly became clear that she was building an army dedicated to controlling all sentient life on Earth.
This was no longer a battle between warring factions; it was a fight for humanity itself. Now, in the wake of the epic season three finale, a hard truth lands on the shoulders of those who remain. What’s left to fight for now? Will they go quietly into the night, or will they find hope and faith in each other, as they face their darkest chapter yet?
Bob Morley as Bellamy Blake
Christopher Larkin as Monty Green
Devon Bostick as Jasper Jordan
Eliza Taylor as Clarke Griffin
Henry Ian Cusick as Marcus Kane
Isaiah Washington as Thelonious Jaha
Lindsey Morgan as Raven Reyes
Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia Blake
Paige Turco as Abigail “Abby” Griffin
Richard Harmon as John Murphy
Eli Goree as Wells Jaha
Kelly Hu as Callie “Cece” Cartwig
Ricky Whittle as Lincoln
Thomas McDonell as Finn Collins
key behind the scenes crew
Bharat Nalluri as Executive Producer/Director of Pilot
Gina Girolamo as Executive Producer
Jason Rothenberg as Creator/Executive Producer
Kass Morgan as Creator of the book series
Leslie Morgenstein as Executive Producer
Matt Miller as Executive Producer
19 March 2014
network and production companies
CW – Alloy Entertainment – CBS Television Studios – Warner Bros. Television