The 100 prequel pilot ordered at The CW
The 100 prequel pilot has been ordered at The CW with showrunner Jason Rothenberg set to oversee the potential new series, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The episode will air as a backdoor pilot in The 100’s seventh and final season.
The untitled drama is set 97 years before the events of The 100 and starts with the end of the world and a nuclear apocalypse that wipes out most of the human population on Earth. It follows a band of survivors on the ground as they learn to cope in a dangerous world while fighting to create a new and better society out of the ashes of what came before.
Rothenberg will write and executive produce the pilot. Alloy Entertainment’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo will also serve as executive producers. The prequel series will be co-produced by Warner Bros. TV and CBS TV Studios, the co-owners of The CW.
The final season of The 100 is scheduled to debut in 2020. In the series, the human race returns, after a 97-year exile in space, to a wildly transformed Earth…only to discover that the human race had never truly left. Clarke found herself forced to lead a band of disposable juvenile delinquents as they faced death at every turn: from a world transformed by radiation, from the fierce Grounders who somehow managed to survive in it, and, perhaps worst of all, from themselves. Unfortunately, their newfound sense of normalcy will be short-lived, and their lives will be changed forever, as threats both old and new test their loyalties, push them past their limits, and make them question what it truly means to be human. First, they fought to survive. Then, they fought for their friends. Now, they will fight for the human race.
Based on the book series by Kass Morgan, The 100 is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Jason Rothenberg and Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries).