People’s Choice Award winner Billy Campbell is set to reprise his role as Jordan Collier for the first time as a series regular in the Emmy-nominated and critically acclaimed hit series “The 4400,” it was announced today by Jeff Wachtel, USA’s executive vice president, original programming. Returning for its fourth season, the series will premiere in summer 2007 with 13 one-hour original episodes. Playing the self-anointed leader of the 4400, Campbell joins other returning cast members including: Joel Gretsch as Tom Baldwin, Jacqueline McKenzie as Diana Skouris, Patrick Flueger as Shawn Farrell, Conchita Campbell as Maia Rutledge, Megalyn Echikunwoke as Isabelle and Chad Faust as Kyle Baldwin.
“From the moment he appeared on screen as Jordan Collier, everyone could see that Billy was bringing something extraordinary and unique to ‘The 4400,'” said Wachtel. “We couldn’t be more thrilled that this season we will have even more of him!”
“The 4400” explores the travails of the 4400 people who all at once returned in a ball of light to Earth; though the returnees had not aged physically, many of them reappeared with 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. Widespread distribution of promicin has created a dangerous new world, a world in which special abilities are no longer the exclusive province of the 4400. Fifty percent of those who take the shot pay the price with their lives, while those who survive are now ostracized by a government determined to rid the world of promicin forever. But promicin distribution was only the first step, and what’s next on Jordan Collier’s agenda will require an even bigger leap of faith on behalf of believers and non-believers alike.
“The 4400” was created by Scott Peters and Ren Echevarria. Ira Steven Behr and Maira Suro return as executive producers. “The 4400” is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Sky Television, Renegade 83 and American Zoetrope for USA Network.