The CW’s 4400 series is adding 5 new actors to its cast. TL Thompson, Cory Jeacoma, Ireon Roach, Derrick A. King, and Autumn Best will be starring in the sci-fi series.
Thompson will play Dr. Andre, a transgender male, and doctor from 1920s Harlem. He uses his skills to help treat the 4400 and while it takes him a while to adjust to 2021, he catches on very quickly that the 4400 may be perceived as a threat. We previously reported on a casting call regarding this character.
Jeacoma will portray Logan, a loving and supportive husband and new father whose wife, Shanice, suddenly goes missing in 2005. Left to raise their daughter alone, he is shocked when Shanice returns after 16 years — without having aged a day.
Roach will play Keisha, a by-the-book parole officer who is called in as part of the government response to the 4400. Due to personal past tragedy, she is worried about the dangers these people could pose to society at large.
King will portray Rev Johnson, raised in a powerful and affluent church family and disappeared in the 1990s. While he is a man of true faith and compassion, he is accustomed to the power and clout afforded his position. He will emerge as a natural leader among the 4400.
Best will play Mildred, a smart and observant teenager from the 1970s who has no idea how she got to 2021 Detroit. But she quickly finds a couple allies among the 4400 and seems surprisingly content to have left her past life behind.
Thompson, Jeacoma, Roach, King, and Best join the previously announced cast, consisting of Joseph David-Jones, Khailah Johnson, Brittany Adebumola, Jaye Ladymore, and Amarr Wooten. David-Jones, who was previously cast and announced as the role of Rev. Johnson, has been moved to the role of Jharrel.
4400 is based on the series with the same name that was produced by CBS Paramount Network and debuted back in 2004. In the original series, a ball of light deposits a group of 4400 people from the past to the present day. Confused and disoriented, they have no memories of what transpired prior to their return.
In the reboot, 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.
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.
The ‘The 4400’ reboot series has been in development since 2018, though it only recently got a series order. Ariana Jackson will write and executive produce alongside Anna Fricke and Laura Terry. Erica Watson will direct and co-executive produce the pilot. Production is gearing up with plans to film in Chicago, in June.