‘4400’: The CW Releases First Look Teasers For Reboot Sci-fi Drama

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20 Jul 21

‘4400’: The CW Releases First Look Teasers For Reboot Sci-fi Drama

The CW has released a series of first-look character trailers for their upcoming reboot sci-fi drama 4400, based on the original 2004-2007 series ‘The 4400’. We don’t yet know if or where the series may premiere in the UK, but I thought some fans of the original may like to take a look at this new iteration!

Over the last century at least, four thousand four hundred people who were overlooked, undervalued, or otherwise marginalized vanished without a trace off the face of the planet. Last night, inexplicably, they were all returned in an instant to Detroit, MI, having not aged a day and with no memory of what happened to them.

As the government races to understand the phenomenon, analyze the potential threat, and contain the story, an empathetic social worker (Joseph David-Jones, “Arrow”) and a hardened community corrections officer (Ireon Roach, “Candyman”) are among the civil servants called upon to deal with the uncanny refugees. The new partners clash in ideology and approach, but gradually find they have more in common than they thought as they become familiar with those under their care.

The teaser trailers focus on three of the 4400 who fall under the duo’s care. First up is Claudette (Jaye Ladymore, “Empire”), an influential hidden figure from the Mississippi civil rights movement.

Next is Shanice (Brittany Adebumola, “Grand Army”) a lawyer and resilient young mother from the early aughts, whose unexpected reunion with her estranged husband (Cory Jeacoma, “Jersey Boys”) and suddenly teenaged daughter is immediately rocky…

And lastly, “Reverend” (Derrick A. King, “Call Your Mother”), a black sheep reverend-scion born to a notable televangelist family in 1990s Chicago.

Other returnees include a WWI Army surgeon fresh from the Harlem Renaissance (TL Thompson, Broadway’s “Straight White Men”); a seemingly shallow but misunderstood D-list reality TV star (newcomer Khailah Johnson) from Miami, circa 2015; and two wildly different unaccompanied teens, a vibrant girl (newcomer Autumn Best) whose bell-bottoms give away her 1970s upbringing, and an introspective, prescient boy (Amarr Wooten, “Liv and Maddie”) whose origin remains a mystery.

These unwilling time travellers, collectively the 4400, must grapple with their impossible new reality, the fact that they’ve been returned with a few… upgrades, and the increasing likelihood that they were brought back now for a reason they’re only beginning to understand.

Based on the original TV series created by Scott Peters and Renee Echevarria, ‘4400’ is from CBS Studios and is executive produced by Ariana Jackson, who wrote the pilot, Sunil Nayar, and Anna Fricke and Laura Terry of Pursued By a Bear.

4400‘ premiere Monday, October 25, 2021, at 9pm on The CW in the USA. We don’t know if or when the series will get picked up in the UK, but if you want to keep track of this or any other shows, you can add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when they get a UK premiere date.