Time travel movie tear-jerker gets a gender twist
SEASON 1 US BROADCAST The CW from 5 October UK BROADCAST TBC
NEW SHOW! Remember Frequency, 2000’s heartbreaker of a movie that starred Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel as a father and son able to communicate through time via ham radio? that premise is getting new life as a CW series that swaps genders as new York cop raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) is able to talk to her long-deceased dad, Frank (riley Smith), via their cosmically attuned radios. executive producer Jeremy Carver tells
SFX the gender swap occurred after the CW expressed interest in the series. “We had another version of this that was father/ son and hewed closer to the movie. But when we went to the CW, they said they loved it but asked if there was anything we would change. i said with time and hindsight, i would change the central relationship because it would free us from the original movie and was creatively more exciting.
“the idea of changing it to a father/ daughter relationship felt more dynamic and much richer,” Carver continues. “i think people have an idea of what ‘daddy’s little girl’ is and this isn’t daddy’s little girl. i don’t see a dynamic like this on TV right now and i found that really challenging.”
As raimy and Frank begin to change history, the pair will have to navigate a mixed timeline that will impact the course of history. “there’s a mystery at the heart of it so you have to pay attention,” Carver teases. “they are constantly confronted with being two very ordinary people living an extraordinary existence.”
Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) tunes into more than just Radio Luxembourg.