Six years after being discharged from Grey’s Anatomy, Isaiah Washington is attempting a full-time TV comeback as one of the stars of The CW’s post-apoocaylytic thriller The 100, TVLine has learned.
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.
Washington will play Jaha, the leader of the remaining human race now living in the orbiting space station
The cast also includes Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Bob Morley (Home and Away), Eli Goree (Emily Owens, M.D.), Marie Avgeropoulos (Cult) and Eliza Taylor (Neighbours).
Alloy TV’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo serve as exec producers alongside Matt Miller (Chuck) and Jason Rothenberg, who penned the script.Follow @MichaelAusiello