4400
4400 (TV series) Title Card.png
Genre
Based on
Developed byAriana Jackson
Starring
  • Brittany Adebumola
  • Joseph David-Jones
  • Ireon Roach
  • TL Thompson
  • Jaye Ladymore
  • Derrick A. King
  • Khailah Johnson
  • Cory Jeacoma
  • AMARR
  • Autumn Best
Music byJongnic Bontemps
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Maureen Milligan
  • David Roessell
  • Ashley Sims
  • John Forrest Niss
Cinematography
  • Christopher Baffa
  • Scott Thiele
Editors
  • Eli Nilsen
  • Peggy Tachdjian
  • Leah Breuer
  • Nathan Easterling
Production companies
DistributorCBS Media Ventures
Release
Original networkThe CW
Original releaseOctober 25, 2021 (2021-10-25) –
February 14, 2022 (2022-02-14)

4400 (pronounced "forty-four hundred") is an American science fiction mystery drama television series developed by Ariana Jackson. The series is a reboot of the 2004 television series The 4400. It premiered on October 25, 2021, on The CW and concluded on February 14, 2022. In May 2022, the series was canceled after one season.

Premise

Forty-four hundred people who vanished without a trace over the last century all make a sudden return, having not aged a single day and with no memory of what happened to them.[1]

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Guest stars

Episodes

No.Title [3]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [3]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Past is Prologue"Janice CookeAriana JacksonOctober 25, 2021 (2021-10-25)0.54[4]
2"All Things Are Possible"Janice CookeAriana JacksonNovember 1, 2021 (2021-11-01)0.36[5]
3"That LaDonna Life"Sheelin ChokseyKristen SaBerreNovember 8, 2021 (2021-11-08)0.35[6]
4"Harlem's Renaissance Man"Tessa BlakeJett GarrisonNovember 15, 2021 (2021-11-15)0.44[7]
5"The Way We Were"Avi YouabianAshley SimsNovember 22, 2021 (2021-11-22)0.35[8]
6"If You Love Something"Rachel RaimistShomari KirkwoodNovember 29, 2021 (2021-11-29)0.34[9]
7"Empowered Women Empower Women"Kenny LeonFelicia HilarioDecember 6, 2021 (2021-12-06)0.34[10]
8"The Kaminski Experiment"Janice CookeTaylor TownsendDecember 13, 2021 (2021-12-13)0.40[11]
9"Great Expectations"Rob GreenleaMia Katherine IversonJanuary 17, 2022 (2022-01-17)0.45[12]
10"Give Up the Ghost"Ayoka ChenziraBradley Estrin-BarksJanuary 24, 2022 (2022-01-24)0.36[13]
11"You Only Meant Well"Daniel WillisJackie DecemblyJanuary 31, 2022 (2022-01-31)0.31[14]
12"Group Efforts"Scott PetersSunil NayarFebruary 7, 2022 (2022-02-07)0.34[15]
13"Present is Prologue"Cheryl DunyeAriana Jackson & Sunil NayarFebruary 14, 2022 (2022-02-14)0.23[16]

Production

Development

On November 7, 2018, it was announced that The CW was developing a reboot of the 2004 series The 4400. Taylor Elmore and Craig Sweeney were attached to develop, co-write, and serve as executive producers of the pilot under their overall deals with CBS Studios, with Elmore also announced as the potential showrunner.[17] The project was subsequently moved to the next season's development cycle on February 8, 2019, with the project being redeveloped for the 2020–21 television season as it was reported that scripts were not ready in time.[18]

On February 9, 2021, it was announced that the project had been given a straight-to-series order. The new iteration was developed by Ariana Jackson. Jackson and Anna Fricke were attached to serve as executive producers on the series alongside Laura Terry. It was also announced that Jackson would write the series.[1] On March 19, 2021, it was announced that Erica Watson was attached to direct the pilot episode of the series.[19] On June 15, 2021, it was announced that the series was scheduled to premiere on October 25, 2021.[20] In November 2021, it was reported that Scott Peters, the original series co-creator, would direct the twelfth episode.[2] On May 12, 2022, The CW canceled the series after one season.[21]

Casting

On March 30, 2021, Joseph David-Jones and Khailah Johnson were cast in main roles.[22] On April 7, 2021, Brittany Adebumola, Jaye Ladymore, and Amarr Wooten joined the main cast.[23] On May 24, 2021, TL Thompson, Cory Jeacoma, Ireon Roach, Derrick A. King, and Autumn Best were added to the main cast.[24] On October 14, 2021, Kausar Mohammed, Wilder Yari, and Theo Germaine joined the cast in recurring roles.[25] On November 22, 2021, Patrick John Flueger, who starred in the original series, was cast to guest star in the twelfth episode.[2]

Filming

Filming on the first episode began on June 7, 2021, and was expected to last until June 24. The rest of the series was scheduled to be filmed from July 26 to December 7. Principal photography for the series took place in Chicago.[26][27]

Reception

Critical response

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 80% approval rating with an average rating of 6.5/10, based on 10 critic reviews.[28] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 65 out of 100 based on 5 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[29]

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per episode of 4400
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Past is Prologue" October 25, 2021 0.1 0.54[4] TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 "All Things Are Possible" November 1, 2021 0.1 0.36[5] TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 "That LaDonna Life" November 8, 2021 0.1 0.35[6] TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 "Harlem's Renaissance Man" November 15, 2021 0.1 0.44[7] 0.1 0.45 0.2 0.89[30]
5 "The Way We Were" November 22, 2021 0.1 0.35[8] 0.1 0.38 0.1 0.73[31]
6 "If You Love Something" November 29, 2021 0.1 0.34[9] TBD TBD TBD TBD
7 "Empowered Women Empower Women" December 6, 2021 0.1 0.34[10] 0.1 0.35 0.2 0.69[32]
8 "The Kaminski Experiment" December 13, 2021 0.1 0.40[11] TBD TBD TBD TBD
9 "Great Expectations" January 17, 2022 0.1 0.45[12] TBD TBD TBD TBD
10 "Give Up the Ghost" January 24, 2022 0.0 0.36[13] TBD TBD TBD TBD
11 "You Only Meant Well" January 31, 2022 0.1 0.31[14] TBD TBD TBD TBD
12 "Group Efforts" February 7, 2022 0.1 0.34[15] TBD TBD TBD TBD
13 "Present is Prologue" February 14, 2022 0.0 0.23[16] TBD TBD TBD TBD

Accolades

4400 was nominated in the Outstanding New TV Series category for the 33rd GLAAD Media Awards in 2022.[33]

References

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