Watch: ‘Frequency’ Cast & Producers on Why the Movie Makes a Good TV Show

     August 1, 2016

The CW had quite the presence at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Fan favorites including The FlashArrowLegends of Tomorrow and The Vampire Diaries all rocked Ballroom 20, but the network also brought a few new entries, one of which is the TV adaptation of the 2000 movie, Frequency.

Peyton List leads the TV version as Detective Raimy Sullivan. Back when she was eight-years-old, Raimy’s father, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith), left her and her mother for an undercover assignment, an assignment that made him corrupt and ultimately got him killed. Now an officer herself, Raimy is constantly trying to prove that she’s nothing like her father, but when she somehow makes contact with him back in 1996 using his old ham radio, she’s forced to reconsider what happened decades ago and try to change her father’s fate.

When you think of the movie Frequency, you might not think, “This would be perfect for TV!” I most certainly didn’t. So while promoting the show at Comic-Con, I got the chance to talk to writer-producer Jeremy Carver, executive producer Jennifer Gwartz, List, Smith and Mekhi Phifer about why they opted to make a Frequency TV show, the audition process and loads more. You can catch it all in the video interview at the top of this article. Frequency kicks off on The CW this fall.

Riley Smith, Peyton List, Mekhi Phifer, Jennifer Gwartz & Jeremy Carver:

  • 00:25 – What was it about the movie that made you think it’d be a good TV show?
  • 01:18 – Was there any one element that helped break story?
  • 02:00 – The cast on their auditions and first impression of the characters.
  • 04:45 – Smith and List on working together again; do they see each other while performing with the radio?
  • 05:50 – Carver on keeping all the rules of this mind-twisting scenario in line.


Image via The CW


Image via The CW