The CW network, home of the DC Comics Arrowverse shows and the Archie-inspired Riverdale, has chosen The 4400 as its latest reboot project.
Other recent reboots at The CW include Charmed and Dynasty, with L.A. Complex and Roswell, New Mexico also being on the network’s current slate.
The original version of The 4400 was created by René Echevarria and Scott Peters. CBS Television were among the original’s production companies and The USA Network was the broadcaster. The impressive cast included Mahershala Ali and Jacqueline McKenzie. 44 episodes were made, across four seasons.
We don’t yet know the cast for the remake, but we do know that CBS Studios are involved once again behind the scenes and that The CW will host the series as its new home network. Craig Sweeny and Taylor Elmore, who previously worked with CBS on Limitless, are set to co-write the new series.
We also have this official plot teaser, which sticks fairly close to the original premise:
“Over the course of recent history, 4,400 young adults in their reproductive prime have gone missing all over the world — some disappearances happened as recently as a few weeks ago, while others date as far back as the infamous day the Soviets launched the Sputnik satellite in 1957. One day in 2019, all 4,400 show up at the sites of their original abductions. None of them have aged a day; none have any memory of where they’ve been. The so called “4400” must grapple with their return to a changed and hostile world… and also contend with the reality that they’ve come back altered in ways that none of them yet understand.”
As this project moves through development, we’ll be sure to keep you posted.