The CW’s small-screen reboot of Frequency has found its female lead: Peyton List (The Flash, Mad Men).
That’s according to Deadline, reporting that the casting of List for the sought-after role brings an end to an extensive search. Currently ordered to pilot at the network, The CW’s modern-day spinoff is based on Toby Emmerich’s cult sci-fi thriller, and is set to place List in the role of Raimy, a police detective who stumbles upon a means of contacting her absent father via ham radio (Riley Smith) – who was last seen more than two decades ago.
Penned by Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver, Frequency will explore their relationship twenty years on from his supposed disappearance, but as any sci-fi film outside of Back to the Future can attest, dabbling with the past often evokes big consequences for those in the present day. A brief logline reveals that the pair partner on “an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the ‘butterfly effect’ wreak havoc in the present day.” Mekhi Phifer co-stars as Lt. Satch DeLeon.
Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid originally played the supernatural father-son dynamic in Emmerich’s 2000 original, and it’ll be fascinating to see what Peyton List brings to The CW’s new and modern take upon picking up the ham radio.
No word yet on a premiere date for Frequency. but now that Peyton List and Riley Smith are on board, it’s expected that production will get underway soon ahead of an arrival in late 2016 or early 2017.