Behr Talks 4400 CastBy Michelle
July 10, 2004 - 11:25 PM
Former Star Trek: Deep Space Nine executive producer Ira Steven Behr discussed the "pretty cool" characters on The 4400, his new miniseries debuting on USA Network this weekend.
Behr discussed the series, which he co-wrote with former Deep Space Nine colleagues Rene Echevarria and Robert Hewitt Wolfe in an interview with TrekWeb, explaining the characters introduced in the two-hour pilot episode and subsequent episodes.
"We have an ensemble cast but if you could say we have two leads, it would be these two Homeland Security agents, Tom and Diana, played by Joel Gretsch and Jacqueline McKenzie," said Behr, explaining that Tom's nephew is one of the people who had disappeared and has returned as one of the 4400 titular characters, while Diana "winds up getting involved with one of the 4400 when they return and also has a personal stake."
Peter Coyote's character Dennis Ryland, added Behr, heads the Pacific Northwest division of "Homeland Security, as we like to call it," laughing that "in years to come will people be scratching their heads going 'these people, we thought they were heroes? It's 2020 and they took over the country and turned it into a fascist dictatorship!'"
Behr praised the guest cast for episodes after the pilot. He also promised that "where everyone is assuming things are going is not necessarily the way they’re going to go."
The full interview is at TrekWeb. The 4400 will premiere Sunday night at 9 p.m. on USA.