The CW Developing Reboot of The 4400

Lewis Collier
November 8, 2018

A cult sci-fi series is eying a comeback.

Both movies and television have used this tactic countless times in recent years, and The CW - who just did this with Charmed, by the way - is going back to the well once again with a reboot of the USA Network mystery series The 4400.

The series focuses on the mysterious vanishings of 4400 young adults from around the world, dating back as far as 1957 and continuing into the present day when on one day in 2019 all 4400 reappear at the various sites of their respective abductions.

Elmore's history includes work as a writer and co-executive producer on CBS' Limitless and FX's Justified. Ther returned show no signs of aging and are without any memory of where they have been. It followed the successful launches of The Dead Zone and Monk as the network was exploring different genres, including sci-fi, before focusing squarely on blue-sky procedurals.

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CBS Television Studios is producing the rebooted. But The 4400 (created by René Echevarria and Scott Peters) had a really interesting premise and a great cast - it starred Mahershala Ali, Jacqueline McKenzie, Joel Gretsch, Laura Allen, Patrick Flueger, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Jenni Baird, Billy Campbell and Peter Coyote, alongside guest stars like Summer Glau and Garret Dillahunt - and was a kind of superhero / X-Men-esque series before that became typical TV fodder.

We aren't sure when casting or production will officially get underway, but expect to see this one hit the small screen sometime in 2019.

Deadline reports that The 4400 reboot is on the way from The CW. Aside from serving as an executive producer and writer on the critically acclaimed Justified, he served the same functions on CBS' Limitless, and is now working on the intriguing Blood and Treasure for the network - another series with a novel premise (an antiques expert and an art thief team up to stop a terrorist who funds his activities with the sale of stolen art). Elmore and Sweeny previously worked on the CBS series Limitless. Elmore is set to serve as showrunner if the project moves forward. He is repped by WME and Jackoway Austen. He is also now the showrunner, executive producer, and writer on the upcoming CBS series "Blood & Treasure". He is repped by UTA and attorney Bruce Gellman.

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