The 100 (TV series)

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The 100
Series logo for The 100.png.jpg
Genre Action drama
Adventure drama
Dystopian drama
Post-apocalyptic drama
Science fiction drama
Created by Jason Rothenberg
Based on The 100 by Kass Morgan
Developed by Jason Rothenberg
Starring
Theme music composer Evan Frankfort
Composer(s) Evan Frankfort
Marc Dauer
Liz Phair
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 29 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Bruce Miller
  • Jae Marchant
  • T.J. Brady
  • Rasheed Newson
  • Kira Snyder
  • Tim Scanlan
  • Tracy Bellomo
  • Dean White
  • Matthew Miller
  • Dieter Ismagil
Editor(s)
  • Barbara Gerard
  • Matt Barber
  • Luyen H. Vu
  • Hunter M. Via
  • Brigitte Laszlo
Location(s) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Cinematography Nathaniel Goodman
Running time 42 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s) Alloy Entertainment
CBS Television Studios
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original channel The CW
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original release March 19, 2014 (2014-03-19) – present
External links
Official website

The 100 (pronounced The Hundred[1]) is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series that premiered on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season.[2][3][4] The series is based on a book of the same name, the first in a trilogy by Kass Morgan, and developed by Jason Rothenberg.[5] The series premiered on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.[6]

On January 11, 2015, The CW renewed the series for a third season.[7] It is expected to premiere mid-season in 2016.[8]

Premise[edit]

The series is set 97 years after a devastating nuclear war wiped out almost all life on Earth. The only known survivors are the residents of twelve space stations in Earth's orbit prior to the war. The space stations banded together to form a single massive station named "The Ark", where about 2,400 people live under the leadership of Chancellor Jaha.[1] Resources are scarce and all crimes, no matter their nature or severity, are punishable by ejection into space ("floating") unless the perpetrator is under 18 years of age. After the Ark's life-support systems are found to be critically failing, 100 juvenile prisoners are declared "expendable" and sent to the surface—nearby former Washington, D.C.[9]—in a last ditch attempt to determine if Earth is habitable again in a program called "The 100", for which the show is named. The teens arrive on a seemingly pristine planet they have only seen from space. They are meant to find refuge and supplies at the old military installation, Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center, located at the Blue Ridge Mountains. However, they have landed a fair distance from it and soon face other problems. Confronting both the wonders and the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. However, they discover not all humanity was wiped out; some people on Earth, called Grounders, survived the war, and there are even more dangers lurking – Reapers (Grounders who have become cannibals) and Mountain Men (who live in Mount Weather, the original destination of the 100).

Season Episodes Originally aired Nielsen ratings
First aired Last aired Rank Viewers
(millions)
1 13 March 19, 2014 (2014-03-19) June 11, 2014 (2014-06-11) 150 2.59[10]
2 16 October 22, 2014 (2014-10-22) March 11, 2015 (2015-03-11) 157 2.46[11]

Cast and characters[edit]

Principal cast Role Seasons
1 2 3[12]
Eliza Taylor Clarke Griffin Main [a]
Paige Turco Dr. Abigail "Abby" Griffin Main [a]
Thomas McDonell Finn Collins Main
Eli Goree Wells Jaha Main Guest [a]
Marie Avgeropoulos Octavia Blake Main [a]
Bob Morley Bellamy Blake Main [a]
Kelly Hu Callie "Cece" Cartwig Main[b]
Christopher Larkin Monty Green Main [a]
Devon Bostick Jasper Jordan Main [a]
Isaiah Washington Thelonious Jaha Main [a]
Henry Ian Cusick Marcus Kane Main [a]
Lindsey Morgan Raven Reyes Recurring Main [a]
Ricky Whittle Lincoln Recurring Main [a]
Richard Harmon John Murphy Recurring TBA[13]
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k The status of this actor/character in season 3 has not been confirmed.
  2. ^ Kelly Hu was credited as main cast only in the first episode.

Reception[edit]

The series premiere was watched by an estimated 2.7 million American viewers, and received an 18–49 rating of 0.9. It is considered the most-watched show in its time-slot on The CW since 2010 with the series Life Unexpected.[14] On Rotten Tomatoes, the show's first season was certified "fresh", with 72% of professional reviewers reviewing it positively, with a consensus of "Although flooded with stereotypes, the suspenseful atmosphere helps make The 100 a rare high-concept guilty pleasure." On Metacritic, the first season scores 63 out of 100 points, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[15] The second season was met with more favorable reviews, holding a rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.[16] In a review of the season 2 finale, Kyle Fowle of A.V. Club said, "Very few shows manage to really push the boundaries of moral compromise in a way that feels legitimately difficult. Breaking Bad did it. The Sopranos did it. Game Of Thrones has done it. Those shows never back down from the philosophical murkiness of their worlds, refusing to provide a tidy, happy ending if it doesn’t feel right. With “Blood Must Have Blood, Part Two,” The 100 has done the same, presenting a finale that doesn’t shy away from the morally complex stakes it’s spent a whole season building up".[17] Maureen Ryan of The Huffington Post in another positive review wrote, "I can say with some assurance that I've rarely seen a program demonstrate the kind of consistency and thematic dedication that "The 100" has shown in its first two seasons. This is a show about moral choices and the consequences of those choices, and it's been laudably committed to those ideas from Day 1."[18]

Brian Lowry of The Boston Globe said, "Our attraction to Apocalypse TV runs deep, as our culture plays out different futuristic possibilities. That's still no reason to clone material, nor is it a reason to deliver characters who are little more than stereotypes."[19] Allison Keene of The Hollywood Reporter gave a negative review to the show, and writes "The sci-fi drama presents The CW's ultimate vision for humanity: an Earth populated only by attractive teenagers, whose parents are left out in space."[20] Kelly West of Cinema Blend gave it a more positive review while noting, "CW's Thrilling New Sci-fi Drama Is A Keeper. CW's The 100 seeks to explore that concept and more with a series that's about equal parts young adult drama, sci-fi adventure and thriller. It takes a little while for the series to warm up, but when The 100 begins to hit its stride, a unique and compelling drama begins to emerge."[21] IGN also gave the show a more positive review. IGN editor Eric Goldman writes, "Overcoming most of its early growing pains pretty quickly, The 100 was a very strong show by the end of its first season. But Season 2 elevated the series into the upper echelon, as the show become one of the coolest and most daring series on TV these days."[22]

Ratings[edit]

Season Timeslot (ET) No. of
episodes
Premiered Ended TV season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
18–49
rating
(average)
Date Premiere viewers
(in millions)
Date Finale viewers
(in millions)
1 Wednesday 9:00 pm 13 March 19, 2014 (2014-03-19) 2.73[23] June 11, 2014 (2014-06-11) 1.68[24] 2013–14 150[25] 2.59[25] 1.1/3
2 16 October 22, 2014 (2014-10-22) 1.54[26] March 11, 2015 (2015-03-11) 1.34[27] 2014–15 157[25] 2.46[25] 0.9/3

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Source(s)
2014 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Special and Visual Effects
  • Andrew Orloff
  • Michael Cliett
  • Tyler Weiss
  • Kornel Farkas
  • Chris Pounds
  • Andrew Bain
  • Mike Rhone
Nominated [28]
The Joey Awards Young Actor in a TV Series Drama or Comedy Guest Starring or Principal Role Spencer Drever Nominated [29]
2015 Golden Reel Awards Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley in Short Form Television
  • Norval D. Crutcher III
  • Peter Austin
  • Peter D. Lago
  • Mitch Gettleman
  • Catherine Harper
  • Ellen Heuer
  • Marc Meyer
Nominated [30]
Saturn Awards Best Youth-Orientated Series The 100 Won [31]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: Sci-Fi/Fantasy The 100 Pending [32]
Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Bob Morley Pending
Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Eliza Taylor Pending

Broadcast[edit]

The first season of The 100 was licensed exclusively to Netflix in Canada.[33] In New Zealand, the series premiered on TVNZ's on-demand video streaming service on March 21, 2014.[34] In South Africa, it premiered on M-Net Series Showcase HD on June 4, 2014.

In the UK and Ireland, The 100 premiered on E4 on July 7, 2014.[35] The first episode was viewed by an average audience of 1.39 million, making it the channel's biggest ever program launch. The second season premiered on January 6, 2015 and averaged 1,118,000 viewers.[36] In Australia, The 100 was originally scheduled to premiere on Go!,[37] but premiered on Fox8 on September 4, 2014.[38] The second season premiered on January 8, 2015.[39]

Home media[edit]

Name Release dates No. of
episodes
Additional information
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Region A Region B Region C
The Complete First Season September 23, 2014[40] September 29, 2014[41] December 3, 2014[42] TBA December 3, 2014[43] TBA 13
The Complete Second Season September 29, 2015[44] TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 16 TBA

Production[edit]

Post production including ADR recording for the series was done at recording studio Cherry Beach Sound.[45]

References[edit]

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