“The 100” is a new The CW show that we’re definitely looking forward to, but the clip that the network shows at its Upfronts in New York wasn’t as revealing as we would have liked. While it showed some of the tensions that will likely play out between the characters going forward, it didn’t reveal much about why this group of people are landing on Earth and why it’s been so long since they last were there.

Fortunately enough of a plot synopsis has been released for the new show to intrigue us. “The 100” is set 97 years after a nuclear war destroyed civilization. In this post-apocalyptic world, the surviving humans send 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to see if it’s fit for recolonization. Eliza Taylor looks strong in the leading role, and at least this clip promises that the series will look beautiful.

Not seen in this clip is the rest of “The 100’s” impressive cast. The series stars “Lost” alum Henry Ian Cusick, former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington, “Arrow’s” Kelly Hu and “Person of Interest’s” Paige Turco. “The 100” will premiere on The CW during the midseason.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz