The CW's 'The 100': Like 'Lord of the Flies' with a 'love octagon,' says showrunner

The CW is heading to the future with its newest drama ... and the future isn't looking bright at all."The 100" is a dystopian futuristic drama set half in space and half on a nuclear war-ravaged Earth. The space storyline is set on the Ark, the spaceship housing the only human survivors left after a nuclear Armageddon wiped out the planet 97 years ago. Unfortunately the Ark is failing, so the government sends 100 juvenile delinquents to Earth to find out if humans can once again survive on the ground."The 100's" executive producer Jason Rothenberg says to think of the new series like "Lord of the Flies" set in the future, with a "love octagon" at the center. " [The similarities] are deliberate. We're telling that story for the first run of episodes," Rothenberg said during "The 100" Winter Press Tour panel on Wednesday (Jan. 15). "On the ground, what the kids are doing...


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