The untitled prequel to The 100 is not moving forward at the CW.
After two years in development, the project now appears to be dead. The project was to hail from The 100 showrunner Jason Rothenberg and was initially given the green light back in 2019. The 100, of course, was one of the network’s biggest titles prior to its ending last September.
The untitled prequel received a backdoor pilot during The 100‘s seventh, and final, season. While the CW did not order it to series last May, the project was being kept alive to be reworked. The plan was for the series to run concurrently on the CW and HBO Max, per Deadline.
Earlier this year, CW president Mark Pedowitz remained hopeful the series would see the light of day. “Discussions are still happening,” he said during the network’s upfronts. Unfortunately, it appears the project did not unfold as hoped.
The prequel was to be set 97 years before the events of The 100. It would have started with the end of the world following a nuclear apocalypse that wipes out most of Earth’s human population. The prequel would have focused on a band of survivors on the ground who must learn to cope in a new world where they’ll have to fight to create a new and better society from the ashes of what came before.
It’s of note that while Iola Evans, Adain Bradley and Leo Howard appeared in the backdoor pilot, their options expired over a year ago.
The 100 ended its seven season run on the CW in Sept. 2020.