It looks like The 4400 is getting a new reboot from The CW after the network’s work on The 100.
Variety has a new update on The CW and according to the publication, The CW has already started developing a new reboot for The 4400, a science fiction television series that ran for about four seasons from 2004 until it was canceled by CBS Paramount Network Television.
The original The 4400 followed the story of 4400 people around the globe who randomly disappeared without a single trace. Suddenly, these missing people return to the spots that they disappeared in sometime in 2019. Despite having been gone, the 4400 missing people don’t seem to have aged at all, coming home without any recollection of where they’d been during the time that they’d been missing.
The 4400 had a cast list that included Mahershala Ali, the Oscar-winning actor we know now as the recently canceled Luke Cage’s Cottonmouth. Of course, being a reboot, we can’t really expect the new version of The 4400 to bring in some of the original series’ old stars, but we’re still hoping that Ali shows up in one of the new episodes.
Craig Sweeny and Taylor Elmore, producers who worked on CBS TV’s adaptation of Limitless, are both set to write and executive produce the pilot of The 4400. If the show picks up, then Elmore will be taking over as showrunner of the new series.
Along with The 44oo, The CW is working on other new television shos including a women-led adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray and the film Lean on Me.