CW Interested In New Series From ‘The 100’ Showrunner

By October 26, 2016
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Jason Rothenberg could be looking at life after The 100. Or maybe life added to The 100. Either way, the showrunner of the post-apocalyptic series based on the books by Kass Morgan, could have a new television show in the works for The CW.

Rothenberg has teamed up with Greg Berlanti for a new project called Searchers, according to Deadline.

Written by Rothenberg, Searchers is about a group of unlikely heroes who find themselves on the journey of a lifetime. Ten years after the death of their parents, a pragmatic brother and free-spirited sister are forced to team up when they learn that their mother’s terrifying and bizarre stories may be a road map to discovering the great legends, myths and unexplainable mysteries of the world.

Believe it or not, Rothenberg is still quite new to the entire Hollywood scene. His first major job was writing the 2009 television movie Body Politic with Tim Matheson, Brian Austin Green and Minka Kelly.

And then, just five years later, he was running an entire television series for The CW – The 100 – starring Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Isaiah Washington and Henry Ian Cusick. That show will start its fourth season in January.

Berlanti is, of course, one of the busiest people at The CW, behind such shows as The FlashSupergirlLegends of Tomorrow and Arrow. He also has two other projects in the works, Deadline reports, including Black Lightning at Fox and Deception at ABC.

The CW likely won’t decide on moving forward with an actual pilot until later this year, with any decisions on series pickups being saved for next spring.

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