Supernatural Showrunner To Reboot Frequency Into A TV Series

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Magical ham radio movie Frequency is getting a TV reboot. And Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver is behind it!


Frequency starred Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel as father and son; Quaid played a detective who tragically died on the job and Caviezel is his adult son who grew up sans father. The two are magically connected thanks to the power of love and an old radio and eventually realize who the other is and the son tries to prevent his dad's oncoming death, thus forever changing the fabric of time and space, but whatever.

According to THR, NBC has offered a "script-plus-penalty commitment" to the Frequency reboot, and it sounds like it's going to be a lot like the movie:

Based on the New Line Cinema feature written by Toby Emmerich, Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver will pen the new version for Warner Bros. Television, where he is under an overall deal.

NBC's Frequency is described as a character-driven drama in which an NYPD detective connects with his son, 30 years in the future. The two must work together to change the history of tragic events to come while also getting the chance to heal their complicated relationship.

Frequency seems like a weird choice to turn into a movie — it wasn't exactly a smash when it opened in 2000, and hasn't exactly become a cult hit or anything since then. But we trust the Supernatural guy and we trust his work, so we'll tune in.

Top image via Frequency Fan Art.


Cool, a tv show about ham radio; it's about time! The radio in the movie is a vintage Heathkit SB-301, which in the real world is a receiver only, and includes no transmitter.

Fun facts: there are about 700,000 hams in the US, some three million world wide. It is especially popular in Japan, where over 1% of the population is licensed. There are more hams now than at any time in history.