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The 4400

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The 4400
The 4400-Logo.jpg
Premiere July 11, 2004
Finale September 16, 2007
Creator Scott Peters and
René Echevarria
Network/Provider USA
Style 60-minute sci-fi drama
Company Viacom Productions (season 1),
Paramount Network Television (season 2),
CBS Paramount Network Television (seasons 3-4),
Renegade 83,
American Zoetrope
Filming Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Seasons 4
Episodes 45
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

When a passing comet abruptly changes course and hurtles towards Earth, there is widespread panic and distress as people prepare for Armageddon. However, the comet does not crash: instead, it slows down, hovers, and eventually touches down on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. Finally, 4400 people emerge from a blinding white light, people from all different ages and walks of life who have been presumed dead or missing—and none aged even a day from when they were last seen. It's as if a giant time capsule full of people has been opened up, unaltered and untouched by time. Although not immediately evident, it soon becomes apparent that the 4400 have each been returned with a special power as they unwittingly begin to exhibit abilities including superhuman strength, healing touch, and clairvoyance. Eager to revisit memories from their past and reunite with those they left behind, two worlds collide as 4400 people acclimated to living in the past are forced to deal with the new challenges of living in the present.

A new federal division agency of Homeland Security called NTAC (National Threat Assessment Command) is formed to follow the 4400, lead by Tom Baldwin, a crime investigator, and Diana Skouris, a bio medic. Tom's involvement is personal: his nephew Shawn was one of the 4400 people abducted—and, if not for Shawn, his son Kyle would have been abducted instead.

Building their investigation case by case, Tom and Diana slowly begin to shed light on the mystery of the 4400. Finally, on the very beach where Shawn was abducted, they learn the truth about what happened. With this new found information the 4400 go about trying to figure out their individual reasons for being brought back.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4
Joel Gretsch Tom Baldwin * * * *
Jacqueline McKenzie Diana Skouris * * * *
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali Richard Tyler * * * o
Patrick Flueger Shawn Farrell * * * *
Laura Allen Lily Moore Tyler * * o
Tippi Hedren o
Chad Faust Kyle Baldwin * * o *
Peter Coyote Dennis Ryland * o o
Kaj-Erik Eriksen Danny Farrell * o o o
Brooke Nevin Nikki Hudson * o o
Conchita Campbell Maia Rutledge Skouris o * * *
Samantha Ferris Nina Jarvis * *
Karina Lombard Alana Mareva o *
Jordan Lasorsa-Simon Isabelle Tyler o
Megalyn Echikunwoke * *
Billy Campbell Jordan Collier o o o *
Jenni Baird Meghan Doyle *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4
Richard Kahan Marco Pacella * * * *
Chilton Crane Susan Farrell * * * *
Andrew Airlie Brian Moore * *
Lori Ann Triolo Linda Baldwin * *
Jeffrey Combs Kevin Burkhoff * * *
Kavan Smith Agent Jed Garrity * * *
Summer Glau Tess Doerner * * *
Natasha Gregson Wagner April Skouris * * *
Jody Thompson Devon Moore * * *
Garret Dillahunt Matthew Ross * *


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One July 11, 2004 August 8, 2004 6
Season Two June 5, 2005 August 28, 2005 13
Season Three June 11, 2006 August 27, 2006 13
Season Four June 17, 2007 September 16, 2007 13


  • At a Glance: Additional information about the series
  • Mysteries: Explore the unanswered and ongoing mysteries of The 4400.
  • Characters: A listing of characters in the series
  • The 4400: A list of featured 4400's along with powers and other information.

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Complete Series  (Region 1)
The Complete Series October 28, 2008 purchase 15
Season Sets  (Region 1)
The Complete First Season December 21, 2004 purchase 2
The Complete Second Season May 23, 2006 purchase 4
The Third Season May 8, 2007 purchase 4
The Fourth Season May 6, 2008 purchase 4

Soundtrack Releases

Title Release Tracks Discs
Music from the Television Series May 8, 2007 purchase 12 1

External Sites