US reboot for The 4400
2004 sci-fi gets a straight-to-series order ...and a few 2021 upgrades.
2004 sci-fi The 4400 is getting a reboot after The CW announced on Tuesday announced a straight-to-series order.
The original ran for four seasons from 2004 – 2007 and starred Aussies Jacqueline McKenzie & Jenni Baird, Joel Gretsch, Peter Coyote, Billy Campbell and a younger Mahershala Ali.
Ariana Jackson (Riverdale, UnREAL), will oversee the series which follows 4,400 marginalised people who vanished without a trace over the last hundred years and are all returned in an instant, with no memory of what happened to them.
“As the government races to analyse the potential threat and contain the story, The 4400 themselves must grapple with the fact that they’ve been returned with a few… upgrades,” reads the official synopsis, “and the increasing likelihood that they were all brought back now for a specific reason.”
The new version has been in the pipeline for some time,. In 2018 it was to be co-written by Craig Sweeny (Elementary) and Taylor Elmore (Justified), who both collaborated on Limitless.
The 4400 screened in Australia on 10 with a bumper 1.99m premiere …before dropping away quickly. Its final season was relegated to first run episodes at 4am! Don’t think we have forgotten….
Source: TV Line