Fast forward to the future -- a nuclear war resulting in the apocalypse all doomsday preppers have been waiting for has destroyed civilisation. 97 years later, the remaining survivors on a space ark of linked stations can do nothing but watch as they slowly run out of resources. The solution? Send 100 juvenile prisoners as human guinea pigs to test out the habitability of Earth. Now known as The 100, the fate of humanity rests on their young shoulders as they venture out into the terrifying unknown.