The CW has ordered a TV show pilot for Frequency. Based on the 2000 film of the same, which starred Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel. In the TV adaptation, the lead will be a female detective. With the help of a ham radio, she is able to speak to her deceased father, for help on an unsolved murder.
Supernatural‘s Jeremy Carver is writing and will executive produce with Toby Emmerich and John Rickard, as well as Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz, who worked together on Forever, which was cancelled by ABC, after one season.
Frequency, from WBTV and Lin Pictures, is a reimagining of Toby Emmerich’s sci-fi thriller. In the CW version, a female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the ‘butterfly effect’ wreak havoc in the present day.
The project, originally developed at NBC last season, was written by Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver who executive produces with Emmerich, President and COO, New Line Cinema; John Rickard, and Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz .
This is one of a number of TV remakes this development season that gave their lead character a gender change from male to female. Emmerich’s feature took place in New York in 1999 and starred Jim Caviezel as a homicide detective who strangely makes contact with his late father (Dennis Quaid) exactly 30 years in the past on the day before his death. The film grossed $68 million worldwide on a budget of $31 million.
Did you see the Frequency feature film with Quaid and Caviezel? Do you like the sound of the Frequency TV show? If The CW orders the Frequency TV series, do you think you will check it out?