The CW’s 4400 reboot adds more to its cast.
Brittany Adebumola, Jaye Ladymore, and Amarr Wooten join previously cast Joseph David-Jones and Khailah Johnson as series regulars.
Penned by executive producer Ariana Jackson, the 4400 reboot follows 4,400 overlooked, undervalued, or otherwise marginalized people. They all 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. As the government races to analyze the potential threat and contain the story, the 4400 themselves must grapple with the fact that they’ve been returned with a few…upgrades, and the increasing likelihood that they were all brought back now for a specific reason.
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Adebumola will play Shanice. Shanice is a driven lawyer, wife and new mother from the year 2005 who is suddenly transported to 2021 only to find that her daughter is now a teenager. She will be a fierce advocate for all those like her who are trying to figure out what happened to them.
Ladymore will portray Claudette, a preacher’s wife from the 1950s who was active in the early Civil Rights Movement. She is surprisingly quick to adapt to 2021 and realizes that she may be a totally different person in this new time — in surprising and consequential ways.
Wooten is Hayden. Hayden arrives in 2021 from the 1930s where he was kept in an institution. Perhaps due to an unpleasant past, he doesn’t appear to speak but is compassionate and seems to have insight and knowledge into things he couldn’t possibly know.
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David-Jones plays Rev Johnson, a man of true faith from a powerful, affluent church family who disappeared in the 1990s. He is accustomed to the clout that comes with his position, and will emerge as a natural leader among the 4400.
The 4400 reboot stems from the 2004 USA Network sci-fi drama series.
The original 4400 series ran on USA Network for four seasons in the mid-2000s and starred the likes of Joel Gretsch, Megalyn Echikunwoke and future Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali.