Reboots are all the rage right now, maybe the writers have no imagination? If you missed the cult series from the early 2000s, here’s a quick recap: 4,400 people who had disappeared during the last century all reappear in 2021. They have not aged and remember absolutely nothing.
The government is naturally trying to cover up the matter, but it is a wasted effort as the media have taken hold of the event. This new version of the 4400 was written by Ariana Jackson who is also in charge of the series Riverdale whose season 6 has already been ordered.
The reboot is simply inspired by the storyline of the original series but everything else will be completely reinvented. There will be new characters, a new storyline, and the fiction certainly won’t end as it did many years ago.
Among these new characters, we will find in particular a former lawyer and mother of a family who after having disappeared in 2005 will have to accept that her ex-husband has rebuilt his life. There will also be a World War I surgeon! How will he react when he discovers the 21st century?
Ariana Jackson recently said of this reboot: “The story we have the opportunity to tell is the story of black America, of racism in America, of the story of white supremacy in this country, which we keep repeating, and that’s what we see in these characters (…) We’ve faced white supremacy in our past, and now it’s 2021, and look, it’s here again! ”
We can’t wait to see the first episode of the series but we still don’t know when it will be available in France. Netflix could afford the rights to reboot the 4400 but the streaming platform will have to win the auction since the American channel The CW has warned that from now on, it will sell its productions to the highest bidder.