The 4400 reboot officially greenlit
The project was first announced in November 2018.
A reboot of cult sci-fi series The 4400 has been given a straight-to-series order by US network The CW.
It will follow the same plot as the original series and focus on a new group of “4400 neglected, unappreciated, overlooked people” who disappeared one by one over the last century.
One day, they all suddenly reappear in a huge ball of light with no memory of what happened and not having aged a single day.
None of the original creative team, including its co-creators and writers Scott Peters and René Echevarria, are involved with this new project.
The reboot will be written by Riverdale’s Ariana Jackson who will also serve as co-showrunner alongside Anna Fricke.
The 4400 originally ran for four seasons between 2004 and 2007 receiving positive reviews from both fans and critics alike.
It starred Joel Gretsch, Jacqueline McKenzie, Patrick Flueger, Conchita Campbell, Chad Faust and future Academy-Award winner Mahershala Ali in one of his first major TV roles.
In 2007, Peters announced that the show had been cancelled due to both budgetary constraints and the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike.
Alongside the The 4400, The CW has also ordered pilots of the live-action Powerpuff Girls reboot written by Jennifer’s Body’s Diablo Cody and a new DC superhero series Naomi which is being developed by Ava DuVernay.