Time travel movie tear-jerker gets a gen­der twist

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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.

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