Awake stars Jason Isaacs as police detective Michael Britten who finds himself caught between two realities after a car accident.
In one reality he discovers that his teenage son Rex, died in the crash and his wife, Hannah, survived and another where Hannah has perished, leaving Michael and Rex to pick up the pieces. In order to keep both of his loved ones alive, Michael begins living in two dueling realities, churning up confusion. In one reality, Michael and his wife debate having another child, while in the other, his son Rex is turning to his tennis coach, Tara, to fill the void from the loss of his mother.
Trying to regain some normalcy, Michael returns to solving crimes in both worlds with the help of two different partners, Detective Isaiah “Bird” Freeman and Detective Efrem Vega. Michael is assigned a different case in each reality and quickly discovers that his dual existence is actually a powerful tool. He begins to solve impossible cases by using his two realties to gain unique perspectives and link clues that cross over from world to world.
Helping Michael to navigate his two realities are his bureau-assigned therapists Dr. Evans and Dr. Lee. While both therapists work to untangle his two worlds, Michael has no interest in proving either one is false. But when memories of the accident begin to haunt him, he is forced to confront the truth about what really happened the night of the crash.
USA / NBC – Letter Eleven – Teakwood Lane Productions – 20th Century Fox Television / 13×45 minute episodes / Broadcast 1 March – 24 May 2012
Creator: Kyle Killen / Executive Producers: Howard Gordon, Kyle Killen, Jeffrey Reiner, David Slade
Jason Isaacs as Michael Britten
Dylan Minnette as Rex
Laura Allen as Hannah
Cherry Jones as Dr Evans
BD Wong as Dr Lee
Michaela McManus as Tara
Wilmer Valderrama as Detective Efrem Vega
Steve Harris as Detective Isiah “Bird” Freeman
1. PILOT (1 Mar 12)
2. THE LITTLE GUY (8 Mar 12)
3. GUILTY (15 Mar 12)
4. KATE IS ENOUGH (22 Mar 12)
5. OREGON (29 Mar 12)
6. THAT’S NOT MY PENGUIN (5 Apr 12)
7. RICKY’S TACOS (12 Apr 12)
8. NIGHTSWIMMING (19 Apr 12)
9. GAME DAY (26 Apr 12)
10. SLACK WATER (3 May 12)
11. SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIENDS (10 May 12)
12. TWO BIRDS (17 May 12)
13. TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN (24 May 12)