Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, "The 100" revolves around 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth from a space station to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. It's based on Kass Morgan's upcoming YA novel "The Hundred."
Why we're interested:
If the actual pilot lives up to the script, this is the post-apocalyptic, "Hunger Games"-esque show that The CW has been searching for. The dialogue is sharp, the characters are intriguing and likable without being bland, and the story is smart and original. Plus, we're hearing amazing things about lead actress Eliza Taylor's performance, an Aussie transplant best known for "Neighbours."
-- Carina Adly MacKenzie, Zap2it