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The 4400: TV Series Reboot in Development

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The CW Television Network is developing a reboot of The 4400 TV series.

The 4400 reboot hails from CBS Television Studios, which produced the original TV series when it was still known as CBS Paramount Network Television. The project is steered by Taylor Elmore and Craig Sweeny, both of whom are also linked/contracted with CBS. Elmore and Sweeny will co-write the pilot for the reboot and executive produce. Elmore is set to serve as the showrunner should the project move forward.

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René Echevarria and Scott Peters created the original. The 4400 cast It featured actors like Joel Gretsch, Jacqueline McKenzie, Conchita Campbell, and also served as an early starring vehicle for Oscar winner Mahershala Ali. It ran for four seasons and 44 episodes on USA Network from 2004-2007.

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The original cast of The 4400. Source: CBS

Sweeny was a writer and supervising producer on the series throughout its four-season run, later going on to create the “Limitless” adaptation for CBS and co-create the upcoming drama “The Code.” Elmore’s credits include the upcoming CBS series Blood & Treasure and FX’s Justified.

In The 4400 original series, 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 has 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.

The CW recently launched a reboot of Charmed and also has plans to reboot Roswell in 2019. Its scripted television schedule is currently heavy on soft-edge DC Comics superhero series like Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Black Lightning. It is also the home of modern Archie Comics adaptation Riverdale, The Vampire Diaries spinoff successor Legacies, the ever-popular dark fantasy series Supernatural.

It was previously announced that The CW is also currently developing a female-led adaptation of the film Lean on Me, a female-led version of The Picture of Dorian Gray, and an adaptation of the novel The Lifeboat Clique – so The 4400 undoubtedly fits right in.

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