CW’s ‘Frequency’ Reboot Casts Riley Smith in Dennis Quaid Role

Drama written by “Supernatural” producer is based on 2000 film of the same name

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Riley Smith has landed the lead role of Frank Sullivan in the CW’s “Frequency” reboot pilot, TheWrap has learned.

The role was played by Dennis Quaid in the 2000 New Line sci-fi drama of the same name, on which the potential series is based.

“Frequency” will be written by “Supernatural” alum Jeremy Carver, who will also serve as executive producer, along with Toby Emmerich, John Rickard, Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz.

In this reimagining of the New Line Cinema time-travel film, a female police detective in 2016 discovers that 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 original film starred Quaid, Jim Caviezel and Elizabeth Mitchell.

Smith is a CW regular, having previously recurred or guest-starred on the network’s “90210,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Messengers.” His other credits include HBO’s “True Blood” and “True Detective.” He is represented by Gersh and Sanders Armstrong Caserta.