Peyton List Cast Mission Control CBS Drama Pilot NASA Kim

Frequency's Peyton List Boards CBS' Mission Control Drama Pilot

Peyton List has signed on for a new TV show… which basically confirms that her current TV show is over and out.

The Frequency star has joined the cast of the CBS drama pilot Mission Control, our sister site Deadline is reporting. The pilot, from The Martian novelist Andy Weir, centers on a group of NASA astronauts and scientists teaming up for a crucial mission. List will play Kim, an astronaut-in-training who serves as the mission’s capsule communicator; she joins TV veterans David Giuntoli (Grimm) and Poppy Montgomery (Unforgettable) in the cast.

If there was any doubt about the fate of Frequency, this news should erase it. Technically, if The CW’s sci-fi show somehow returned for Season 2, List would return and drop out of the Mission Control pilot. But that’s a huge “if”: Frequency underperformed during its freshman run this past fall, averaging fewer than a million viewers per airing, and didn’t receive an additional episode order beyond the initial 13. The season — and likely series — finale aired back in January.

List’s other memorable TV roles include Lisa Snart (aka the Golden Glider) on The Flash, telepathic mutant Cara on The Tomorrow People and secretary-turned-trophy wife Jane Sterling on Mad Men.

Do you want to see another season of Frequency? Or are you fired up for List’s new TV mission? Make your pick in the comments below. 

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11 Comments
  1. Jim says:

    Her performance in Frequency was pretty strong, she totally deserves this!

  2. T.W.S.S. says:

    Gotta give it up for Peyton List, girl knows how to stay employed.

  3. mrx says:

    i thought it was the other peyton list, got excited there for a second

  4. Goldenvibefan says:

    Glad to see her getting more work, but also bummed that this means probably no golden glider next season on flash, which especially sucks if it’s the rogues as villains.

  5. Dominique says:

    good for her, she’s a solid actress who deserves good roles so i’m glad she got this one. it’s just a shame that the networks seem to be leaving us hanging this year, so many shows on the bubble.

  6. DJ Doena says:

    Michael Ironside has been Peyton’s character twice already: She was Lucy Lane on Smallville (he: General Sam Lane) and then on The Flash as Lisa Snart / Lewis Snart.

    If she’s working in a NASA environment, they could go for the hat-trick. ;-)

  7. Soraya E. says:

    To me, her most memorable role was as Lucy Montgomery on As The World Turns and I bet Matt will agree with me.

  8. mpsutts says:

    Glad to know Giuntolli’s got a show after Grimm’s end. And honestly I liked Frequency but they ended it pretty well. I’d rather see more No Tomorrow. That ended ok too but they have a fun opportunity for the way they set up season 2.

  9. datdudemurphy says:

    Good for her….Bad for Frequency.

    Frequency was much better than it got credit for.