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‘Frequency’ Pilot Brings The Paranormal To Vancouver

From the big screen to the little one…

Programming from cable networks like HBO, AMC, FX and others combined with original content from streaming services like Netflix, Crave, Hulu and Amazon have given birth to a golden age of television. There has also been an influx of comic book and superhero themed series like The CW’s successful trio of Vancouver-filmed ones: Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.

But there is another apparent trend in recent TV seasons which has seen movie-to-television adaptations such as Limitless (CBS) and Minority Report (FOX). The police comedy-drama trilogy Rush Hour originally starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker has also been developed into a series and airs March 31st, 2016 on CBS.

The CW has ordered a pilot for its own movie-to-television series based on the 2000 sci-fi thriller Frequency. Peyton List has been cast as the police detective across Riley Smith as her deceased, estranged and detective father. The time travelling pair speak through a ham radio as did Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel in the paranormal movie.

List is known for The Flash, The Tomorrow People, Mad Men and Blood & Oil. Smith has a recurring guest role on the current season of Nashville and appeared in the rebooted 90210, True Blood, True Detective and The Messengers.

The Frequency series pilot is expected to film around Metro Vancouver mid-March for two weeks.

 

Written by: Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch

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