A Blog for Fans of the 4400

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Here, There and Everywhere

I think what's also really fascinating—something untapped that we're trying to go for here--is the bigger mythology. The bigger questions of 'Who did this?' We kind of know who did this, but who specifically did this. And why did they do this? We kind of know why, but why specifically did they do this? And now that they've taken this step, what are the ramifications? And what has changed that maybe they couldn't have predicted?"

The quote is from the show's co-creators Scott Peters in this slightly-spoilery interview about the upcoming third season on SyFyPortal.

There is also a GREAT and detailed interview with Jacqueline Mackenzie about her appearance in the upcoming TNT miniseries, Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes, here on SciFiWire. It does mention The 4400 and her role on it briefly, but its main draws is that it's one of the longest Jacqui interviews I've ever seen.

Peter Coyote is up to quite a bit, as usual. Though Commander In Chief is officially tanking in the ratings, Peter is lending his comments and experiences to The Drug Years, a new four part documentary examining illicit drug use and its impact in the culture of the last half of the twentieth century. Peter will be speaking about his experiences with the counter-culture of the sixties and early 70s. I titled this post with a Beatles reference just for you, Peter. Most recently, he can also be heard as the narrator of National Geographic's highly controversial The Gospel of Judas, which aired this past Sunday (sorry for the lack of a heads up) and will be available for purchase on DVD June 6.

Finally, Chad Faust has been cast as the male lead in Rosario Dawson's new horror film, Descent, in which "a coed (Dawson) turns into a vengeful seductress after a she suffers a violent attack." This was also the premise of Chad's last film, Tamara. That's quite an interesting niche there, Chad. Anyway, according to the IMDB boards, Chad has had several fan encounters where he was asked about the movie, and he said he was very excited about it, but also warned that it was extremely violent and dirrrty. Promises, promises.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Premiere Date Mystery SOLVED!

The official USA web site for The 4400 has been updated. Looks like Michael Ausiello was right after all - the premiere date IS June 11, 2006. The Sunday prior - June 4 - USA will be running a season 2 marathon starting at 9AM EST, with all 13 episodes back to back, so if you missed any and you're too cheap/broke to buy the Season 2 DVDs that come out 12 days earlier on May 23, here's your chance to catch up on what you missed.

And there's a 4400 recap show also airing after the marathon on June 4, 2006 at 10E/9C in case you're too cheap or broke to buy the DVDs AND too lazy to watch the marathon. These guys, they're too good to us!

I'm currently in search of a small, simple javascript that would allow the web site to count down to the premiere date, so if anyone knows of any good ones, do drop me a line. =)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Cast Does Other Stuff

Did everyone see Laura Allen on tonight's episode of House? I'm a bad blogger and forgot to remind y'all, but I did post about it a few weeks ago when SushiGal first told me about it! She played a role that's a total departure from what we're used to seeing her in - a concerned young mother with a child in unusual circumstances! Oh, wait. :)

Laura was really good, all kidding aside (and paired with hottie Mackenzie Astin, Sean's severely underrated little brother). Even though she wasn't quite right for the part, she acted the hell out of it anyway. I mean, she's way too young and pretty to be typecast as a "young mom" kinda actress, but I think she keeps getting those roles anyway just because her screen presence radiates such sincere warmth and palpable urgency. Maybe the sexy siren she's supposed to be playing in Dirt will show people another side to her. Well, durr, it's on FX, so of course it will!

Peter Coyote's show Commander in Chief is returning sooner than expected, this Thursday, April 13, but Peter won't be back on the show until the April 20th episode. The show looked certain for the death pool just a few weeks ago, but for some reason, ABC is showing signs of having renewed confidence in it. Peter's also narrating a documentary about the 100th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake and doing a whole lot of other work. I'm actually now starting to think Peter Coyote doesn't sleep. Like, at all. There's a whole mess of updates that got posted to his official site yesterday, but be warned: there is a spoiler smack in the middle about his status with The 4400 and whether or not he'll be back! Alas, much like the rest of us, Peter also seems to have not a clue about when the premiere date is, either, since he cites it as "this summer." *sticks another pin in Mike Ausiello voodoo doll.*

Patrick Flueger is in a new indie romcom called You Are Here which is written and directed by Henry Pincus. No, I've never heard of him either. The film also stars Erika Christensen, Bijou Phillips and a few other folks, and various Google searches turned up the following description:
A group of twenty-something, nightclub-going friends who wake up after a wild night on the town to find their lives in chaos. As they contact each other to figure out just what happened the night before, they begin to understand that they're affecting each other in ways they couldn't possibly imagine.
Rock! I loved this movie back when it was called Dude, Where's My Car? You can see all the production details over on its IMDB page.

Finally, look for Jacqueline McKenzie to appear in TNT's 4-part miniseries Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes, which is set to premiere in July. I'm hearing that the first hour, "Umney's Last Case," will air commercial-free, and according to IMDB, that's the hour in which Jacqui appears! She plays a figment of William H. Macy's imagination. We should all be so lucky.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

New Season 3 Article

ComingSoon.net has a long, slightly spoilery article pimping the upcoming third season of the show, with some teasers about its major story arcs and mentions of Collier, Ryland, Isabelle, Maya and a few casting spoilers.

Unfortunately, it mentions nothing about the premiere date. :(

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Bug Ausiello to Clear Up the Premiere Date!

4400fans.com buddy cujoy had a great suggestion: Mike Ausiello has a little feedback box at the bottom of his column where you can quickly and easily send him a little blurb asking him when the series premiere of The 4400 actually is. If enough of us ask, he might respond in his next column. (I bugged him all winter long about the show, and now he's putting blurbs in every column about the show. Coincidence?! I THINK NOT. [/allaboutme]).

His column on TVGuide.com can be found here. About halfway through there's some news about that big fabulous casting spoiler, and why s/he won't be playing... who everyone thought s/he would. Oy, to have spoiler-cuts in Blogger.

Monday, April 03, 2006

More Ep 3.3 spoilers!

Found here thanks to cujoy again. It sounds like they're setting up a real twist on the S2 finale. See, that's why I love this show and find it so satisfying. That S2 finale definitively resolved the entire season's storyarcs, as well as opening up interesting plot possibilities for oh, about, 5 billion more seasons. That season finale was one of the best I've ever seen on any show. Other shows could take their cue from this airtight, purposeful kind of show-writing, where viewers are always sure that the writing team knows exactly where it's going, while the writers always stay one step ahead of the viewers without sacrificing substance to style. *coughunlikeLostcough*

But I think the real ongoing mystery of S3 will be: Will Richard Kahan EVER be included in the opening credits? I'm just sayin'.

No word yet on the real premiere date, or whether it's 6/11 or 6/04 or some other arbitrary date in June or any other month. Thanks for the confusion, Mike Ausiello! I suppose we should be grateful this show isn't The Sopranos and we don't have to wait until June of 2007 for a new episode.