A year after The CW picked up the post-apocalyptic series The 100, which is based on the YA novel written by Kass Morgan, it finally makes it premiere on the network tonight, March 19, 2014, at 9/8c.
Isaiah Washington co-stars in the action-drama from creator Jason Rothenberg, which is set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization. A spaceship housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet.
Washington plays a character named Jaha, the leader of the remaining surviving human race, who are now living in the orbiting spaceship.
He’s a member of a cast that includes Henry Ian Cusick, Bob Morley, Eli Goree, Marie Avgeropoulos and Eliza Taylor.
The drama is produced by Warner Bros. Television & Alloy Entertainment.
The pilot was directed by Bahrat Nalluri, with Rothenberg, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo serving as executive producers.
Other black actors to look out for include Eli Goree and Josh Ssettuba.
Ahead of tonight’s premiere, which I’ll certainly be tuning to check out, watch the latest trailer for the new series below: