“Frequency” TV series executive producer Jeremy Carver says concerns that the show could run out of storylines by the end of its first season are unfounded.
“As of right now, we have a three year plan, which branches us off into more years if that’s where we’re going,” Carver said during the show’s panel at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Thursday.
Because the 2000 movie on which “Frequency” is based was two hours long and covered only one mystery — which is the basis for the TV show’s first season — reporters had wondered if Carver had anything planned beyond Season 1.
“You see a lot of different things, a lot of different conflicts introduced in the pilot,” Carver said about how the show sets the stage for an ongoing narrative. “Different family conflicts, different work conflicts that are not the central mystery.”
In this reimagining of the New Line Cinema time-travel film, a female police detective (Peyton List) discovers in 2016 that she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged detective father (Riley Smith) who died in 1996. The series also stars Mekhi Phifer, Anthony Ruivivar, Lenny Jacobson, Devin Kelley and Daniel Bonjour.
The reunited father and daughter forge a new relationship while they work together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day. The original film starred Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel and Elizabeth Mitchell.
“Frequency” debuts on The CW on Oct. 5.