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Huh. Well, having it only be marginalized people being taken is definitely a twist on the original show. Hopefully they can do it justice! It could be rough to balance stories of historic marginalization with current day marginalization, and also with marginalization caused by being given special abilities that is the basic plot of the sci-fi show, but I'll watch and see how they do! 

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1 hour ago, tv echo said:

Cool. Just ran through text recognition: 

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"4400" Series/ CW
PRODUCTION OFFICE
STATUS: Early-June 2021 LOCATION: Chicago
PRODUCER: Anna Fricke - Laura Terry WRITER/PRODUCER: Ariana Jackson
DIRECTOR: Erica Watson LP: David Roessell PM: Brett Hays (bhays81@gmail.com)
thursday, may twenty-seven, mmxxi
04-01-21 *
4400chicago@gmail.com
CAST: Joseph David-Jones - Khailah Johnson - Brittany Adebumola - Jaye Ladymore -Amarr Wooten - TL Thompson - Cory Jeacoma
- lreon Roach - Derrick A. King - Autumn Best CD: Barbara Stordahl - Angela Terry
PURSUED BY A BEAR 4024 Radford Ave Studio City, CA 91504 818-655-5060
CBS TELEVISION STUDIOS 4024 Radford Avenue Studio City, CA 91604 818-655-1500 kenneth.nowling@cbs.com
Over the last century at least, four thousand four hundred people who were overlooked, undervalued, or otherwise marginalized vanished without a
trace off the face of the planet. Last night, inexplicably, they were all returned in an instant to Detroit, Ml, having not aged a day and with no memory of
what happened to them. As the government races to understand the phenomenon, analyze the potential threat, and contain the story, an empathetic
social worker (David-Jones) and hardened community corrections officer (Roach) are among the civil servants called upon to deal with the uncanny
refugees. The new partners clash in ideology and approach, but gradually find they have more in common than they thought as they become familiar
with those under their care, including: a lawyer and resilient young mother from the early aughts (Adebumola), whose unexpected reunion with her
estranged husband (Jeacoma) and suddenly teenaged daughter is immediately rocky; a WWI Army surgeon fresh from the Harlem Renaissance
(Thompson); an influential hidden figure from the Mississippi civil rights movement (Ladymore); a black sheep reverend-scion born to a notable
televangelist family in 1990s Chicago (King); a seemingly shallow but misunderstood D-list reality TV star (Johnson) from Miami, circa 2015; and two
wildly different unaccompanied teens, a vibrant girl (newcomer Autumn Best) whose bell bottoms give away her 1970s upbringing, and an introspective,
prescient boy (Wooten) whose origin remains a mystery. These unwilling time travelers, collectively the 4400, must grapple with their impossible new
reality, the fact that they've been returned with a few ... upgrades, and the increasing likelihood that they were brought back now for a reason they're
only beginning to understand.

--because I'm an old retired librarian with access to software and the experience to use it. 😉

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Three quick character teasers just dropped:

Claudette (1956)

 

Shanice (2005)

 

Reverend (1994)

 

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4400 premieres Monday, October 25, and will stream next day free on The CW...

4400 | Vanished: Andre Promo | The CW
The CW Network   Aug 6, 2021


4400 | Vanished: Shanice Promo | The CW
The CW Network   Aug 6, 2021

 

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4400 | Vanished: Johnson Promo | The CW
The CW Network   Aug 16, 2021

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4400 | Vanished: Claudette Promo | The CW
The CW Network   Aug 18, 2021

 

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There will be a virtual screening of 4400 at New York Comic Con on Oct. 9...

https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en-us/explore/panels/panel-information.html?gtID=747924&panel-name=The-CW’s-4400-Virtual-Screening 

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The CW’s 4400 (Virtual Screening)
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Sat, Oct 9, 2021
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

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Over the last century at least four thousand four hundred people who were overlooked, undervalued or otherwise marginalized vanished without a trace off the face of the planet. Last night, inexplicably, they were all returned in an instant to Detroit having not aged a day and with no memory of what happened to them. These unwilling time travelers, collectively the 4400, must grapple with their impossible new reality, the fact that they’ve been returned with a few…upgrades, and the increasing likelihood that they were brought back now for a reason they’re only beginning to understand.
Based on the original TV series created by Scott Peters and Renee Echevarria, 4400 is from CBS Studios and is executive produced by Ariana Jackson, who wrote the pilot, Sunil Nayar, and Anna Fricke and Laura Terry of Pursued By a Bear.

 

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An exclusive look at 47 of fall 2021's new and returning shows
By EW Staff   September 17, 2021
https://ew.com/tv/fall-2021-tv-preview-photos/?slide=36e146dd-e94a-4739-94f4-4d361f09d213#36e146dd-e94a-4739-94f4-4d361f09d213 

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4400 (Oct. 25, The CW)

The 4400 is getting a modern — and meaningful — update. The CW's reimagining of the USA Network sci-fi series (2004–07) begins when 4,400 marginalized people who vanished without a trace throughout the past hundred years return in an instant in 2021, with no memory of what happened. As some begin to develop powers, the government races to analyze the potential threat, while "the 4400," as they're called, must grapple with the mystery of what happened to them — and why they've reappeared now.

Co-showrunner Ariana Jackson says updating the series for 2021 meant exploring "the history and legacy of white supremacy in our country and how it hasn't been fixed, and how that has led to where we are now."  —Sydney Bucksbaum

 

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You can watch video of New York Comic Con's 4400 panel at the following link...

NYCC 2021 | The CW’s 4400 (Virtual Screening)
Sat, Oct 9, 2021 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Room 411
https://www.findthemetaverse.com/film-tv/nycc-2021-the-cws-4400-virtual-screening

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Based on the original TV series by Scott Peters and Renee Echevarria, 4400 overlooked, undervalued, or otherwise marginalized people who vanished without a trace over the last hundred years are all returned in an instant, having not aged a day and with no memory of what happened to them. Join series stars Brittany Adebumola, Joseph David-Jones, Ireon Roach, TL Thompson, Jaye Ladymore, Derrick A. King, Khailah Johnson, Cory Jeacoma, AMARR, and Autumn Best in a conversation moderated by showrunners Ariana Jackson and Sunil Nayar as they discuss the exciting, reimagined story and what to expect when the series premieres Monday, October 25th on The CW.

 

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Premieres Oct. 25...

4400 - Episode 1.01 - Past is Prologue - Press Release
Posted by SpoilerTV at October 09, 2021 
https://www.spoilertv.com/2021/10/4400-episode-101-past-is-prologue-press.html 

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"Past is Prologue" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)

SERIES PREMIERE - Over the last century at least four thousand four hundred people who were overlooked, undervalued, or otherwise marginalized vanished without a trace off the face of the planet. Last night, inexplicably, they were all returned in an instant to Detroit having not aged a day and with no memory of what happened to them. As the government races to understand the phenomenon, analyze the potential threat, and contain the story, Jharrel (Joseph David-Jones), an empathetic social worker, and Keisha (Ireon Roach), a hardened community corrections officer, are among the civil servants called upon to deal with the uncanny refugees. The new partners clash in ideology and approach, but gradually find they have more in common than they thought as they become familiar with those under their care, including Shanice (Brittany Adebumola), a lawyer and resilient young mother from the early aughts, whose unexpected reunion with her estranged husband Logan (Cory Jeacoma) and suddenly teenaged daughter Mariah is immediately rocky; Andre (TL Thompson), a WWI Army surgeon fresh from the Harlem Renaissance; Claudette (Jaye Ladymore), an influential hidden figure from the Mississippi civil rights movement; Isaiah "Rev" Johnston (Derrick A. King), a black sheep reverend-scion born to a notable televangelist family in 1990s Chicago; LaDonna (Khailah Johnson), a seemingly shallow but misunderstood D-list reality TV star from Miami, circa 2015; and two wildly different unaccompanied teens, Mildred (Autumn Best), a vibrant girl, whose bell bottoms give away her 1970s upbringing, and Hayden (AMARR), an introspective, prescient boy, whose origin remains a mystery. These unwilling time travelers, collectively the 4400, must grapple with their impossible new reality, the fact that they've been returned with a few... upgrades, and the increasing likelihood that they were brought back now for a reason they're only beginning to understand. Janice Cooke directed the episode written by Ariana Jackson (#101). Original airdate 10/25/2021.

‘4400’: New Images Released for Season 1, Episode 1 “Past is Prologue”
By Brianna   October 14, 2021
https://www.nerdsandbeyond.com/2021/10/14/4400-new-images-released-for-season-1-episode-1-past-is-prologue/ 


4400 - Episode 1.02 - All Things Are Possible - Press Release
Posted by SpoilerTV at October 15, 2021
https://www.spoilertv.com/2021/10/4400-episode-102-all-things-are.html 

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"All Things Are Possible" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV)

A CHANGE IS GONNA COME - As the 4400 become even more disenchanted with their accommodations, new rules have everyone on edge. Andre (TL Thompson) and LaDonna (Khaila Johnson) help Claudette (Jaye Ladymore) push her new-found ability to new limits. Keisha (Ireon Roach) and Jharrell (Joseph David-Jones) explore a way to ease the tension for a small group of the returned and Shanice (Brittany Adebumola) gets an unexpected visitor. Meanwhile, Rev (Derrick A. King) begins to believe he may be part of a higher calling, but what will that mean for the rest of the 4400? The series also stars Cory Jeacoma, AMARR and Autumn Best. Janice Cooke directed the episode written by Ariana Jackson (#102). Original airdate 11/1/2021.


‘4400’: Kausar Mohammed, Wilder Yari & Theo Germaine Join The CW Reboot
By Denise Petski    October 14, 2021
https://deadline.com/2021/10/4400-kausar-mohammed-wilder-yari-theo-germaine-join-the-cw-reboot-as-recurring-1234855680/ 

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EXCLUSIVE: Kausar Mohammed (The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night), Wilder Yari (The L Word: Generation Q) and Theo Germaine (The Politician) are set for heavily recurring roles in 4400, the CW’s reimagining of the 2004-07 USA Network sci-fi drama series.
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Mohammed will play Soraya, a friend of Jharrel’s who works in IT and is one of the people called in to help process the thousands of returnees who descend on Detroit out of nowhere. An acknowledged sci-fi nerd, she herself can’t even grasp the bizarre possibilities that might be responsible for the return of all these people.

Yari is Jessica, an agent with the DHS who is all business when she’s called in to work on the mystery of the thousands of people who have simply appeared out of the blue in Detroit. She’s been romantically involved with Keisha (Ireon Roach), a Detroit parole officer, for six months, and is glad Keisha has also been called in to work on the bizarre situation.

Germaine portrays Noah, one of the 4400 that mysteriously appeared on Belle Isle. Noah – like Mildred (Autumn Best) and Hayden (AMARR) – is a teenager who has been separated from family and home (though Noah has been taken from the very recent past). These three bond together to find normal in the chaos and explore their new circumstances.
Kausar-Mohammed-Wilder-Yari-and-Theo-Ger 

 

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4400 - Episode 1.03 - That LaDonna Life - Press Release
Posted by SpoilerTV at October 22, 2021
https://www.spoilertv.com/2021/10/4400-episode-103-that-ladonna-life.html 

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TIDES BEGIN TO TURN - LaDonna (Khaila Johnson) signs up for fifteen more minutes of fame but quickly realizes she doesn't have the clout she once had, so she turns to an unlikely source to help further her agenda, meanwhile Jharrell (Joseph David-Jones) picks an inopportune time to speak his truth, and it may cost him dearly. Andre (TL Thompson) is eager to get back to medicine while everyone is eager to feel a bit of normalcy again. Shanice (Brittany Adebumola) takes a step towards repairing her relationship with her daughter and Hayden (AMARR) and Mildred (Autumn Best) enjoy an impromptu celebration. Also starring, Ireon Roach, Derrick A. King, Jaye Ladymore and Cory Jeacoma. The episode was directed by Sheelin Choskey and written by Kristen SaBerre (#103). Original airdate 11/8/2021.


‘4400’ preview: Brittany Adebumola and Joseph David-Jones talk new series
PIX11 News   Oct 19, 2021


4400 - JOSEPH DAVID JONES INTERVIEW (2021)
Bonnie Laufer Krebs   Oct 22, 2021

 

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For those (like me) who need a "cheat sheet" of the main characters, here's a screenshot of the show's PR bios page (https://cwtvpr.com/the-cw/shows/4400/bios):

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The DHS Agent (Keisha's significant other) has a last name of "Tanner" and is portrayed by Wilder Yari.  The character's first name is apparently "Jessica" (per the Deadline.com article linked above).

The following descriptions are direct quotes from the actor bio pages (linked from the above website link).  Most of these details were already included in the official description of the show (quoted earlier in this thread).

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  • Brittany Adebumola stars as Shanice Murray, a young up-and-coming lawyer, who mysteriously reappears after being missing for sixteen years
  • Joseph David-Jones stars as Jharrel Mateo, an empathetic social worker who is assigned to help keep the peace after thousands of missing people suddenly reappear
  • Ireon Roach stars as Keisha Taylor, a hardened community corrections officer who is assigned to help keep the peace after thousands of missing people suddenly reappear
  • TL Thompson stars as Andre Davis, a WWI Army surgeon from the Harlem Renaissance who mysteriously reappears after being missing since the 1920s
  • Jaye Ladymore stars as Claudette Williams, an influential hidden figure from the Mississippi civil rights movement, who mysteriously reappears after being missing since the 1950s
  • Derrick A. King stars as Isaiah “Rev” Johnston, a black sheep reverend-scion born to a notable televangelist family, who mysteriously reappears after being missing since the 1990s
  • Khailah Johnson stars as LaDonna Landry, a seemingly shallow but misunderstood D-list reality TV star who reappears after being missing for six years
  • Cory Jeacoma stars as Logan Kaminski, a husband whose wife, Shanice, mysteriously reappears after being missing for sixteen years
  • AMARR stars as Hayden Turner, an introspective teenage boy, who mysteriously reappears after being missing for decades
  • Autumn Best stars as Mildred Bell, a young teenage girl from the 1970’s, who mysteriously reappears after being missing for decades
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1 hour ago, tv echo said:

That's a really great video. 
While I can appreciate it more now that I've seen the first episode, I wonder if it would have been helpful for more viewers to have seen this earlier in order to manage expectations?
Or did maybe TPTB at the CW not want the video out before the premiere because they were afraid certain white fans of the OG 4400 wouldn't watch or, worse, start bashing the concept on social media before it ever aired?

Regardless, I loved what the actors had to say in this video. 
Thanks for sharing, @tv echo!

ETA: And now I'm remembering all the flack over Starbuck being cast as a woman in the reboot of Battlestar Gallactica. 

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31 minutes ago, peachmangosteen said:

Do we know when it's going on a break?

I don't know.

FWIW, according to The CW Wiki, Season 1 of 4400 has 13 episodes, with the first half ending on Dec. 13, 2021, and then the second half beginning on Jan. 17, 2022...
https://thecw.fandom.com/wiki/Season_1_(4400) 

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‘4400’: Patrick John Flueger To Guest Star In CW Reboot; Original Series Co-Creator Scott Peters To Direct Upcoming Episode

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Patrick John Flueger who was Shawn Farrell in the original 4400 TV series will play Caleb a charismatic figure from one of the new 4400 TV series character's past.

Scott Peters and Renee Echevarria created the original 4400 TV series. Scott Peters will direct episode S01.E12, in which Patrick John Flueger will appear.

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