“The 4400”, based on the critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated miniseries which chronicles the reappearance of 4400 people who were previously reported missing or dead, has its Canadian television premiere on SPACE on Sunday, September 18 and airs every Sunday at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
When 4400 people rematerialized all at once in a ball of light to Earth, none of the returnees have any memory of what happened to them or seem to have aged physically since the day of their disappearance. But as they deal with their “lives interrupted,” many discover that they now have dramatic abilities ranging from enhanced reflexes to precognition. NTAC (National Threat Assessment Command) is the government agency responsible for keeping track of the returnees and investigating all things related to the 4400.
The premiere episode picks up a year and a half after the 4400 were deposited back on Earth. Joel Gretsch and Jacqueline McKenzie return as Tom Baldwin and Diana Skouris, two agents from the Department of Homeland Security who have been investigating and monitoring the re-integration of the 4400 into society. New to the cast this season is Canadian actress Samantha Ferris as Nina Jarvis, Baldwin and Skouris’ new boss. Shot in Vancouver, B.C., the series also stars Billy Campbell, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Patrick Flueger, Laura Allen and Canadian actors Chad Faust and Conchita Campbell.
The 4400 miniseries premiered in July 2004 on USA Network as the highest-rated and most-watched original series premiere ever on a basic U.S. cable network. Recently, the miniseries received 2005 Emmy award nominations for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special, and Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie.