Frequency Riley Smith

Nashville's Riley Smith Joins Frequency; CW Reboot From Supernatural Boss

Riley Smith has tapped into The CW’s Frequency.

The actor — who is recurring on Nashville this season — will star in the network’s drama pilot redo of the 2000 Jim Caviezel-Dennis Quaid film.

The potential series follows a female police detective who discovers she is able to speak via ham radio with her estranged father (played by Smith) — who died 20 years prior and also was a detective. As they forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day.

Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver penned the pilot and will serve as an executive producer.

Smith’s TV credits include True Detective and True Blood, as well as The CW’s The Messengers and 90210.

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  1. So, his time era will be 1997 or something? That feels like it was yesterday, heh.

  2. Ian says:


  3. Lysh says:

    I vaguely remember this movie. I can’t imagine it as an on-going series, but it sounds interesting.

  4. Mr. Tran K says:

    Wasn’t Riley Smith the same actor who was on the third season of 24?

  5. Arthur says:

    And before anyone can worry, no, Jeremy won’t be leaving supernatural. He’s only writing the pilot and the show will likely have several executive producers. He wouldn’t leave an established show for something that has a probability of being canceled. Sounds like an interesting show, though. I never saw the movie.

    • ninamags says:

      Worry? No. Never. Not even a blip on the radar. Hopeful? Expectant? Wishful thinking??

      All day long.

      • Joe says:

        I’d agree with you but then I thought about who would replace Carver at Supernatural. Robbie Thompson? Andrew Dabb? Ross-Leming and Buckner? Unfortunately for us Jeremy Carver is the least of all of those evils.

  6. Tony says:

    Movie was cool, though it ultimately turned predictable towards the end. I can definitely see this premise being turned into a series. Especially with the promise of screwing with established events wreaking havoc on the present. Sets it self for all sorts of wackadoodle stuff to happen (though playing with time travel/altering if any kind can go wrong real quickly)