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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.
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Not content with having Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow on his slate, Greg Berlanti is now developing another comic book TV series. The CW has ordered a pilot for Riverdale, a Berlanti-produced project based on the immensely popular Archie Comics.
Riverdale will lift characters from the Archie Comics and place them in the modern day. It will offer, we’re told, “a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.”
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa – Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics, and regular Supergirl writer – wrote the Riverdale pilot. Suprisingly enough, The CW has referred to this script as a ‘darker take’ on the colourful characters of Archie Comics. »
The CW has given official pilot orders for six potential new series for the network this Fall. The pilots will be produced and then considered, how many will make it to series isn't clear and won't be revealed until the network upfronts in May. The six are:
"Riverdale" - Set in present day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, this surprising and subversive take on comic explores the surrealism of small town life - the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.
"Frequency" - a reimagining of the Dennis Quaid & Jim Caviezel film. In this, 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.
"Transylvania" - In 1880, a young woman in search of her missing father and a wrongfully-disgraced Scotland Yard Detective witness the births of the most famous monsters and »
- Garth Franklin
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But whereas that 2000 film starred Jim Caviezel as a homicide detective who communicates with his long-dead firefighter father (Dennis Quaid) via a ham radio, the CW’s redo follows a female police detective who discovers she is able to speak via ham radio with her estranged father — who died 20 years prior and also was a detective. As they forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, »
Both pilots hail from Warner Bros. TV.
Williamson’s project revolves around a young woman who seeks help from a parapsychologist when she begins to experience paranormal phenomena. Williamson wrote the pilot scripted and will exec produce with director David Nutter.
“Frequency” is a re-imagining of the 2000 New Line Cinema feature that starred Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel. The TV spin finds a female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her dead father, who helps her work on an unsolved murder case.
For a full list of network pilots go to Variety.com’s Pilot Scorecard. »
- Cynthia Littleton
The CW has ordered two drama pilots, an untitled paranormal thriller from Kevin Williamson, and “Frequency,” based on the 2000 Dennis Quaid film of the same name. Williamson’s project follows a young woman who seeks help from a parapsychologist when she begins to experience paranormal phenomena. Williamson will write and serve as executive producer, while David Nutter will direct the pilot and also serve as an Ep. Lauren Wagner is also a producer. Also Read: 'Vampire Diaries' Star Kat Graham on Bonnie's Bisexuality: 'I've Been Campaigning' (Video) “Frequency” will be written by “Supernatural” alum Jeremy Carver, who will also serve as Ep, »
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