A reboot of the same name of the 2000 film Frequency premieres Wednesday, October 5th at 9/8c on the CW from Executive Producer and Writer Jeremy Carver (Supernatural, Being Human), along with Toby Emmerich (The Hobbit, The Butterfly Effect), John Rickard, Dan Lin, and Jennifer Gwartz. The series stars Peyton List (The Tomorrow People, Mad Men) as Detective Raimy Sullivan, who is shocked to hear her father’s voice coming out of an old ham radio twenty years after his death. Riley Smith (True Blood, The Messengers) plays Raimy’s father Frank Sullivan, an NYPD Officer who was killed during a sting operation in 1996. When Raimy warns her dad about his impending death, he is able to survive, changing Raimy’s life in the present dramatically, but with tragic consequences.
The show is a blend of family drama and crime drama as the butterfly effect unfolds around Raimy and her family. Supporting cast includes Mekhi Phifer (8 Mile, ER) as Frank’s old partner and who is still on the job with Raimy in 2016, and Devin Kelley (Resurrection, Covert Affairs) as Julie Sullivan, Raimy’s mom, Anthony Ruivivar (Tropic Thunder, Starship Troopers) as Frank’s former partner, Daniel Bonjour (The Walking Dead) as Raimy’s boyfriend, and Lenny Jacobson (Halt and Catch Fire, Nurse Jackie) as her childhood friend Gordo; neither of whom know her secret.
According to Carver, producers have a three year plan in mind for the show with branches extending out into the future. He spoke at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, assuring critics and audiences alike that they had storylines beyond the material presented in the 2000 movie of the same name expected to be the basis for season one.
My only concern with Frequency is that Raimy is, with the exception of her mother, a lone woman surrounded by men. I had high hopes when I heard that the reboot was female driven, but by surrounding her with men, she becomes more of a token instead of a real driver. It will be harder for the show to pass the Bechdel Test if Raimy has a limited number of other women to talk to about anything other than men. There is another woman in the cast, played by Alexandra Metz, but her role is unclear in the preview I’ve seen. Hopefully she will put some of my concerns to rest, and she and Raimy will have more interactions as the show progresses.
Frequency premieres Wednesday, October 5th at 9/8c on the CW
A Little Bit About Emmy: I’m a science nerd with a degree in Chemistry. I work at Lush and I’m probably watching all your favorite shows and headcannoning everyone as queer. I’m currently watching The X Files and Stranger Things on Netflix and I am stoked for How To Get Away With Murder, The Walking Dead, Supernatural, Dirk Gently this fall, and that’s just for starters! I write Destiel, Cockles, and Stucky fanfic too. You can find me on Twitter, Tumblr, andAO3.