The sci-fi series The 4400 to get a reboot

Sci-Fi Series ‘The 4400’ To Return To Earth With The CW Reboot

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The cliffhanger ending of The 4400 in 2007 left fans feeling frustrated, but it is possible the sci-fi series could return to The CW. It turns out somebody working at the network is a huge fan of the science-fiction superhero series. Fans will remember, the series is about a group of 4,400 people who were mysteriously abducted. The abductees are returned to earth with no memory of what happened to them. Meanwhile, it turns out they now have a selection of burgeoning superpowers.

Reboot of The 4400 coming in 2022

Variety reports that The CW, which features plenty of genre TV, will more than welcome a reboot of The 4400. In fact, it is likely to drop at some time in 2022. Moreover, it isn’t just a pilot order. Reportedly, The CW has already picked it up for a full series.

The report reads that Ariana Jackson will write and executive produce and Anna Fricke and Laura Terry will also executive produce. CBS Studios will produce the rebooted series.

About The 4400

The 4400 originally ran for four seasons, starting on the USA Network in 2004. The show was notable for a couple of reasons. One was the fact that it had a diverse cast, including Mahershala Ali. The series also explored Scientology via the cult leader Jordan Collier (Billy Campbell). His organization promised similar secret powers to those willing to join the cult and donate cash.

The sci-fi series The 4400 to get a reboot
The sci-fi series The 4400 to get a reboot [Image @hotchka2015/Instagram]
In the storyline, what seems to be a comet slows, hovers then stops over the planet. 4,400 people appear who were missing and presumed dead for the last 50 years. Despite the time involved, they look exactly the same as they did when they disappeared. However, their special powers start appearing. After one of the group commits a murder, a special division of the Homeland Security Department is formed to monitor them.

Three new pilots for The CW

In other news, The CW has also ordered three new pilots. These include an “untitled religio0us dramedy” which looks to be unique. Another is coming from creator Craig McCracken. It will involve the live-action Powerpuff Girls series, where the heroes, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup will feature. Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody are writers and executive producers for the series.

Another pilot will be the Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship adaptation of the DC Comics’ superhero comic Naomi. DuVerney tweeted, “NAOMI was created by Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker, and artist Jamal Campbell in 2019. Her last name McDuffie is a tribute to late comic writer Dwayne McDuffie. Now, she’s on her way to a pilot for @TheCW from yours truly and Jill Blankenship. Her journey continues. Let’s go!”

The reboot of The 4400 is already great news for sci-fi fans, but if these series get picked up, there is plenty of viewing in their future.

Anne Sewell

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