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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.


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Set in 2149, 97 years after a nuclear apocalypse has devastated the surface of Earth, the only survivors were approximately 400 inhabitants of 12 national space stations that were in orbit at the time. Three generations have survived in space. The Ark has strict measures, including capital punishment for those over 18 and population control, as the leaders of the Ark take steps to ensure the survival of the human race. But now, resources are running out and the Ark is dying. For the first time in nearly a century, there is talk of returning to Earth.

100 juveniles convicted of various crimes are sent to Earth to see if it is survivable. Among them are 17-year-old Clarke Griffin, the daughter of the Ark's chief medical officer and of the Ark's chief engineer; Wells Jaha, the son of Chancellor Jaha; the daredevil Finn Collins; the illegal sister Octavia Blake; her stowaway brother Bellamy Blake; the lighthearted Jasper Jordan; and the resourceful Monty Green.

Technologically blind to what’s happening to the 100 on Earth, the Ark’s leaders Chancellor Jaha, second-in-command Marcus Kane, Councilwoman Abigail Griffin and the Council are faced with difficult decisions about life, death and the continued existence of the human race.

For the 100, Earth is an alien planet; however, they quickly discover that Earth is filled with new wonders and dangers of all sorts. Then, they discover that not all humanity was wiped out, and some survived the nuclear apocalypse: the Grounders, who live in 12 clans locked in a power struggle; the Reapers, another group of Grounders who have become cannibals; and the Mountain Men, who live in Mount Weather and locked themselves away before the apocalypse.

In the second season, the remaining 48 of the 100 are taken by the Mountain Men to Mount Weather, where they discover a community of survivors. It is eventually revealed that the Mountain Men are transfusing blood from imprisoned Grounders as an anti-radiation treatment. Medical tests of the 100 show an even more potent anti-radiation efficacy; their bone marrow will allow the Mountain Men to survive outside on the ground. Meanwhile, the inhabitants of the Ark have successfully crash-landed various stations on Earth and begun an alliance with the Grounders to save their groups of people, naming the main settlement at Alpha Station "Camp Jaha".

In the third season, Camp Jaha, now renamed Arkadia, comes under new management when Pike, a former teacher and mentor, is elected over Kane as Chancellor and begins a war with the Grounders. An artificial intelligence named A.L.I.E. was revealed to be responsible for the nuclear apocalypse that devastated Earth 97 years before the series, and she takes over the minds of nearly everyone in Arkadia and Polis – the capital city of the Grounders. In the third season finale, Clarke manages to destroy A.L.I.E. after it is revealed that the world is facing another nuclear disaster. This is due to nuclear reactors around the world that have fallen into disrepair and are irradiating Earth, once again threatening to make it uninhabitable.

In the fourth season, Clarke and the others investigate ways to survive the second nuclear apocalypse. When it is discovered that Nightbloods have a higher resistance to radiation, Clarke and the others attempt to recreate the serum but fail to test it. An old bunker is discovered that can protect 1200 people for five years. Twelve Champions fight in the Final Conclave to determine control of the bunker. Octavia wins and decides that each of the twelve clans receive a hundred spots in the bunker, uniting everyone into a single clan called Wonkru. Bellamy and six others return to space to live in the remnants of the original Ark while Clarke, who is now a Nightblood, remains on the ground.

In the fifth season, which takes place six years after the meltdown of the nuclear reactors, an Eligius transport ship full of prisoners arrives in the only habitable land on Earth, known as Shallow Valley. There, Clarke has been living with a Nightblood child named Madi. Using resources from the prisoners' ship, those who survived in space and in the bunker return to the ground. Both Wonkru and the Eligius prisoners want control of the valley resulting in the battle ending with the valley being destroyed. The survivors escape to space and go into cryosleep while their ship travels to a new habitable world.

In the sixth season, after 125 years in cryosleep, Clarke, Bellamy, and the others wake up to find out that they were brought to the new habitable world, called "Alpha", also known as Sanctum. After landing on this world, they discover a new society, led by the ruling families, known as the Primes. However, they also discover new dangers on this new world, and a mysterious rebel group, known as the Children of Gabriel. It is soon revealed that the Primes have been living for hundreds of years as they discovered a way to implant a "Mind Drive" into another body allowing for a person to live just in a different body. After discovering the Primes' dark secret, Clarke, Bellamy, and the others manages to defeat and overthrow the Primes, with the help from the Children of Gabriel.

In the seventh season, Clarke and the others try to find a way to live together in peace, following the aftermath of the events of the previous season, as well as solving the mystery of the Anomaly. It was later revealed that the Anomaly is actually a wormhole to other different worlds in space, as it was controlled by a mysterious, theocratic military regime, known as the Disciples, and Earth is connected by the Anomaly, due to having a mysterious alien artifact, known as the Anomaly Stone. It also shows that a regenerated Earth has become habitable again. At the end of the series, humanity achieves Transcendence aside from Clarke who committed murder during the test. Clarke returns to Earth where her surviving friends choose to join her for a peaceful new life, although Madi remains transcended.


Main article: Character Appearances

Main Cast

Major Recurring Cast


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.[2] 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.[3] Rothenberg came back with a take they liked, and the series was successfully pitched to The CW.[2]

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.[4] Following a positive reception to the first thirteen-episode season, the CW renewed The 100 for a second series.

Rothenberg believes the series had shaky debut and didn't find its footing until episode 5. Rothenberg thought a darker storytelling and was encouraged to do so by CW President Mark Pedowitz's.[5][6]


Main articles: Filming Locations and Filming Schedule

The 100 has a total of 100 episodes.

Season Ordered Episodes Filming Originally Aired
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.[7]


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.

Prequel series

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.[8]

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