"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.
Instead of a teaser trailer like many other new TV shows received during Upfronts, The CW decided to release a clip from "The Tomorrow People" to give viewers an early taste of Julie Plec and Greg Berlanti's new show. The duo behind "The Vampire Diaries" and "Arrow" (respectively) have teamed up for a series that looks like it will be a mix of what's great about those two properties.
The CW announced at its Upfronts that "The Tomorrow People" will air Wednesdays after "Arrow." That's fitting since "The Tomorrow People's" leading man, Robbie Amell, is the cousin of "Arrow's" lead, Stephen Amell. Robbie comes front and center in this new clip as his character Stephen discovers that his psychic abilities allow him to teleport and seemingly stop time.
In Zap2it's pilot preview of "The Tomorrow People," we described the series as "X-Men," but with less of a comic book vibe and no strange costumes. That seems to hold up in this first-look clip, as we get a taste of the ensemble nature of the show. "The Tomorrow People" also stars Mark Pellegrino, Luke Mitchell, Peyton List, Madeleine Mantock and Aaron Yoo.
After watching the backdoor pilot for "The Originals," fans now have the first trailer for The CW's recently-greenlit "The Vampire Diaries" spinoff. The above video premiered at The CW Upfronts in New York, where the network unveiled its 2013-2014 schedule.
"Marcel has got everything I ever wanted: power, loyalty, family. I want what he has. I want it back," Klaus says in the teaser. "I want to be king."
"He's not the villain of this piece. We're rooting for him -- I hope we're rooting for him, or the show's not going to work. That's what attracted me to the show," Morgan said. "I would've never thought that the guy who came in and slaughtered Aunt Jenna could have his own show and people would actually be hoping he'd succeed. I think as long as we keep showing the cracks, the glimpses of vulnerability, we'll root for him. He's an anti-hero. I think, if I stand for anything, it's that if this goes to series, the eventual tale could be the tale of Klaus's salvation."
"The Originals" starts airing in the fall on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.