The science-fiction reboot,4400, was canceled after one season, while the original series The 4400 ran for four seasons between 2004 and 2007 (notice that the reboot dropped the word “The” from the title). Both series feature the sudden simultaneous return of 4400 marginalized people who disappeared without a trace over the last century, returning not having aged a day with no memory of what happened. The interesting element of the reboot is that the cast is mainly Black and BIPOC, looking more closely at how these communities have been treated in this country as both disposable and a threat.
While you can stream the lone season of 4400 through Amazon Prime Video, the original 2004 version, The 4400, hasn’t been available to stream since it left Netflix in 2022. At the moment, you can only watch it on Blu-Ray or DVD.
Instantly, 4,400 overlooked, undervalued, or otherwise marginalized people are returned to Detroit, having vanished without a trace over the past century. They haven’t aged and have no memory of what happened. And, as time goes on, begin discovering supernatural powers. The government quarantines them while racing to understand the phenomenon, while a group of civil servants. The big question? Why were they all returned now–what makes this the extraordinary time for their return?