By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 20, 2013 at 10:50AM
The CW did pick up the post-apocalyptic series The 100, which is based on an upcoming novel written by Kass Morgan.
Isaiah Washington co-stars in the thriller 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, who's described as the leader of the remaining human race 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.
Watch the first trailer for the upcoming series below: