TV Series | TV-14 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.
Ricky Whittle's early departure from the series arose from an ongoing feud he had with Executive Producer Jason Rothenberg. In an interview shortly after his last episode in 2016 Whittle described Rothenberg as a bully who frequently eliminated his lines and screen time without good explanation. Whittle described his relationship with Rothenberg as "untenable" and asked to be written out of the show.
My sister, my responsibility.
In the first half of Season 1, a huge part of the plot involves the fact that people on the Ark assume a deactivated wristband must mean death. This makes no sense. The devices are sophisticated: they can detect respiration, blood glucose, dehydration levels, and body temperature. If someone died suddenly, their heart might stop, but they'd still register a body temperature. Besides, something this advanced would surely be programmed to tell the difference between "no signal" and death. Even a 20th Century ankle-monitoring device can detect when it's been deactivated.
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