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The 100 is an American post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi Dystopian drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg and is loosely based on the book series of the same name by Kass Morgan. The series follows a group of Delinquents, who have been sent down to Earth to see if it is survivable or not. For the first time in nearly a century, humans have returned to planet Earth, but they realize they're not alone.
The series premiered on The CW in the United States on March 19, 2014, attracting 2.73 million viewers on the original airing. In August 2019, it was announced that the series would come to an end with the seventh season. The last season premiered on May 20, 2020 and concluded on September 30, 2020.
The series is loosely based on The 100, the first novel in the hundred series by Kass Morgan. Some characters are original characters and do not appear in the books. A few also have their personalities switched or shared. The TV series is also considered to be ahead of the book series in events. Many of the events that happen in the TV show may not happen in the books.
- Main article: Character Appearances
- Eliza Taylor as Clarke Griffin (Seasons 1–7) and Josephine Lightbourne (S6)
- Paige Turco as Abigail Griffin (Main S1–6), Simone Lightbourne (S6), and the Judge (Guest S7)
- Thomas McDonell as Finn Collins (S1–2)
- Eli Goree as Wells Jaha (Main S1; Guest S2)
- Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia Blake (S1–7)
- Bob Morley as Bellamy Blake (S1–7)
- Kelly Hu as Callie Cartwig (Pilot only)
- Christopher Larkin as Monty Green (Main S1–5; Guest S6)
- Devon Bostick as Jasper Jordan (S1–4) and A.L.I.E. (S3)
- Isaiah Washington as Thelonious Jaha (S1–5)
- Henry Ian Cusick as Marcus Kane (S1–6)
- Lindsey Morgan as Raven Reyes (Recurring S1; Main S2–7) and A.L.I.E. (S3)
- Ricky Whittle as Lincoln (Recurring S1; Main S2–3)
- Richard Harmon as John Murphy (Recurring S1–2; Main S3–7)
- Zach McGowan as Roan (Recurring S3; Main S4; Guest S7)
- Tasya Teles as Echo (Recurring S2–4; Main S5–7)
- Shannon Kook as Jordan Green (Guest S5; Main 6–7)
- JR Bourne as Russell Lightbourne (Recurring S6, Main 7x01) and Sheidheda (Season 7)
- Chuku Modu as Gabriel Santiago (Recurring S6; Main S7)
- Shelby Flannery as Hope Diyoza (Guest S6; Main S7)
Major Recurring Cast
- Jarod Joseph as Nathan Miller (S1-7)
- Sachin Sahel as Eric Jackson (S1-7)
- Adina Porter as Indra (S2-7)
- Luisa d'Oliveira as Emori (S2-7)
- Chelsey Reist as Harper McIntyre (S1-5)
- Lola Flanery as Madi Griffin (S5-7)
- Jessica Harmon as Niylah (S3-7)
- Tati Gabrielle as Gaia (S4-7)
- Ivana Milicevic as Charmaine Diyoza (S5-7)
- Erica Cerra as A.L.I.E. (S2-4 & S6) and Becca Franko (S3-5 & S7)
- Alessandro Juliani as Jacapo Sinclair (S1-4)
- Alycia Debnam-Carey as Lexa (S2-3) and the Judge (S7)
Conception and development
In 2012, prior to the publication of the first book, the TV team in Alloy Entertainment pitched the idea to its partner studio at Warner Bros. TV as a potential pilot. Television producer Jason Rothenberg was drawn to the project by the idea of "sending these hundred juvenile delinquents down to the ground" in a Lord of the Flies esque fashion. Rothenberg came back with a take they liked, and the series was successfully pitched to The CW.
On May 9, 2013, it was announced that the CW ordered The 100 for midseason launch, developed by Rothenberg. The series premiered on March 19, 2014, attracting 2.73 million viewers on the original airing, making it CW's most watched new series premiere of the season, and delivered the network's best total viewer numbers in its time period in 3.5 years. Following a positive reception to the first thirteen-episode season, the CW renewed The 100 for a second series.
The 100 has a total of 100 episodes.
|One||May 9, 2013||13||N/A||March 19, 2014 - June 11, 2014|
|Two||May 8, 2014||16||July 7, 2014 - January 23, 2015||October 22, 2014 - March 11, 2015|
|Three||January 11, 2015||16||July 15, 2015 - January 28, 2016||January 21, 2016 - May 19, 2016|
|Four||March 11, 2016||13||August 6, 2016 - January 16, 2017||February 1, 2017 - May 24, 2017|
|Five||March 10, 2017||13||August 14, 2017 - January 27, 2018||April 24, 2018 - August 7, 2018|
|Six||May 7, 2018||13||August 27, 2018 - February 13, 2019||April 30, 2019 - August 6, 2019|
|Seven||April 24, 2019||16||August 26, 2019 - March 14, 2020||May 20, 2020 - September 30, 2020|
- Main article: Music
The first season was soundtracked largely by pop jams and notable contributions by Imagine Dragons, Ben Howard, Youngblood Hawke and Disclosure with some trendy recognizable additions. As well as original music was composed by Evan Frankfort, Liz Phair, and Marc Dauer.
The second season still offered instances of contemporary music with frequent appearances by Raign, but much more of the soundtrack came from recordings of classical music and original compositions for the show by Evan Frankfort.
The third season introduced an original score composed by Tree Adams and made more use of diegetic sources, playing in the world of the show rather than as a part of the soundtrack. According to Inverse, season 3 has been by far the most cohesive in terms of music choice.
The series is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television, and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Matthew Miller, Jason Rothenberg, Bharat Nalluri, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.
Zoic Studios does CG work for The 100, Mastersfx handles the practical effects.
A prequel series is in development, with Rothenberg developing the series for The CW. In October 2019, it was reported that a backdoor pilot episode had been ordered, which would serve as an episode of The 100. The prequel series is set to show the events 97 years before The 100, beginning with the nuclear apocalypse that wiped out almost all life on Earth.
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