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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Sci-fi reboot has mystery and social commentary.

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The adaptation of the cult thriller offers viewers a mysterious plot line and lots of contemporary social commentary. Set in Detroit (vs. the original location of Seattle), it features a diverse ensemble cast, and uses it to bring heightened attention to the fact that systemic racism and social inequity exists in 2021, despite a century of political and social changes. It's not a subtle approach, but situating the supernatural events that transpire within this context doesn't take away from 4400's original premise. Overall, it's an entertaining science fiction series, and one that doesn't shy away from offering an uncomfortable message about the times we live in.

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