Color me confused, devastated and enraged.
This horrible (yet kind) note has appeared on the message boards for The 4400:
To all the wonderful fans of The 4400
It’s with great sadness that I pass along to you the information I’ve just received—The 4400 has been cancelled. We’ve had a great time bringing you this story and submersing you in the lives of all these incredible characters. Thank you especially to the folks on the board here whose tireless devotion to the show is nothing short of remarkable.
But at least we got to go out with a bang! I had an awesome time directing the last episode. I think I got to make almost every single cast member cry (on camera). How much fun was that?! So let me raise my metaphorical glass to you all and thank you for being so loyal and so dedicated. I wish we could go on forever, but the party has come to an end. Be well and on behalf of all of us at The 4400—thank you, it’s been a pleasure.
Creator / Executive Producer
That, my friends, is class.
(By the way, word also is that The Dead Zone also has been canceled. I always meant to watch, but didn’t. I understand it was quite good. My condolences to its fans.)
I hadn’t watched The 4400 from the beginning; I was a latecomer. But shortly before Season 3, I watched one of those marathons (via DVR) and got caught up on Seasons 1 and 2 and was totally hooked.
The characters were so richly written. The plot intriguing. The acting, fabulous.
In fact, I wrote more than once during last summer’s fourth season that Joel Gretsch and Megalyn Echikunwoke both were acting their fannies off. I’m sure they won’t be nominated for Emmy awards, but each is more than deserving of one.
The scene where Diana draws a bead on Tom AND THEN PULLS THE TRIGGER? Wow.
Promise City? The Marked? Cassie? What will become of all these? What power does Tom develop when he takes the shot? (You just know that, eventually, he will. Or maybe not. Does he? I need to know!!!!)
I find it horrible that NBC Universal/USA Network pulled the plug, but I find it even worse that it took until now for them to say so. The last episode aired back in September.
At least the show’s creators were able to bring the show to a close on their own terms Ã¢â‚¬â€ with an episode that could serve as either a season- or series-ender.
A moment of silence, please.
Photos courtesy of NBC Universal.