Based on upcoming Alloy books written by Kass Morgan, the project 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.
Avgeropoulos — who recurs on The CW’s Cult, which was recently moved to Friday night following two low-rated outings — will play Octavia, an illegally second-born child who grew up hidden in captivity. She is an independent spirit who follows her own path.
Additionally, Australian actress Eliza Taylor (Neighbours) has been tapped for the lead role of Clarke, a passionate and rebellious “delinquent” sent down to the dangerous world of a post-apocalyptic Earth. As the daughter of the surviving colony’s chief medical officer, she also holds some important secrets.
Rounding out the cast are Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Bob Morley (Home and Away) and Eli Goree (Emily Owens, M.D.).
Alloy TV’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo serve as exec producers alongside Matt Miller (Chuck) and Jason Rothenberg, who penned the script.Follow @VladaGelman