What’s the future look like for Frequency? Recently, showrunner Jeremy Carver discussed the new CW series with The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on the 2000 film of the same name, the drama follows a police detective who reconnects with her dead, estranged father through a ham radio. The cast includes Riley Smith, Mekhi Phifer, Peyton List, and Lenny Jacobson.
Speaking to THR, Carver said it was his idea to make the protagonist female:
The inspiration was simply, when I brought the show to CW, they asked me if there was anything I would want to change, and I said I wanted to take a crack at making the child in the relationship a woman. I thought the father-daughter dynamic might prove to be more dynamic over the course of a series, particularly the notion of puncturing this idea of “daddy’s little girl.” Hopefully that was the right choice to make, and I certainly think it was. I just absolutely love the crackling dynamic between Raimy and Frank on the show. I just think it brings a little something different than what we’re seeing on TV today.”
He also said that season one will delve heavily into the mythology of the series:
The first season in particular is heavily, heavily weighted on the over-arching mythology. There are a few standalone cases but anything that isn’t about finding the Nightingale killer is about the other struggles these two are having, whether it be family conflicts or work conflicts. Season one is very much a serialized mystery which anyone can jump into at any time and not be lost.”
Later, Carver revealed there is a plan for the future of the series:
We have a structure in place. But that also has to do with how many episodes we end up going in season one. We have a fully thought out, ready to go season one, but there is always that possibility that we’ll get some more episodes so we have to be a bit flexible about where we go. I can’t talk that much about it because I don’t want to spoil anything, but we’re prepared. I’ll just say that.”
Frequency premieres tonight, October 5th, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
What do you think? Have you seen the film Frequency? Will you watch the TV series?