Pilot News: CW Orders Frequency Redo Plus Paranormal Phenomena Drama

Frequency Pilot CW

The CW’s first official pilot orders for this development season include a reimagining of the New Line Cinema film Frequency.

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, unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day.

Supernatural‘s Jeremy Carver will pen the pilot and serve as an executive producer.

The CW also ordered an untitled project from Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, The Following), about a young woman who seeks help from a parapsychologist when she begins to experience paranormal phenomena. David Nutter (Arrow, Supernatural) will direct that pilot.

Which of The CW’s first pilot orders pique your interest?

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