Frequency (CW 2016, Peyton List, Riley Smith)


In Frequency Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) has always wanted to prove that she is nothing like her father. In 1996, when Raimy was eight years old, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) left Raimy and her mother, Julie (Devin Kelley), behind when he went deep undercover, got corrupted, and got himself killed. Or so the story has always gone.

Few people knew about the secret undercover sting operation Frank was really charged with, led by Stan Moreno (Anthony Ruivivar), who has now risen to Deputy Chief of Police. Frank’s former partner, Lieutenant Satch Reyna (Mekhi Phifer), is now Raimy’s mentor and friend, and he has urged her to let go of the hurt and anger she still feels about Frank’s disappearance and death, but the old pain still lingers.

Raimy can barely bring herself to discuss Frank, even with her devoted boyfriend, Daniel (Daniel Bonjour), or her childhood friend, Gordo (Lenny Jacobson). Now, twenty years later, Raimy is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996.

They’re both shocked and confused, but Raimy shakes Frank to the core when she warns him that the secret sting he is undertaking will lead to his death. Armed with that knowledge, Frank survives the attempt on his life. But changing history has dramatically affected Raimy’s life in the present – and there have been tragic consequences.

Separated by twenty years, father and daughter have reunited on a frequency only they can hear, but can they rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love?

The series focused on the bringing down of the infamous Nightingale killer and the storyline changed several times depending on the actions taken by Raimy and Frank. The season ended with the Nightingale killer being caught but the radio being broken. The CW elected to cancel the series but in a cool move made a 3 minute video epilogue released to their app that saw a nice wrapping up and a happy ending with Frank somehow fixing the radio and communicating once more with Raimy – she reveals to him the date that he is too date and makes him promise not to leave the house on that day – he doesn’t and remains part of Raimy’s life in the present day.

Peyton List as Raimy Sullivan
Riley Smith as Frank Sullivan
Anthony Ruivivar as Stan Moreno
Daniel Bonjour as Daniel Badour
Devin Kelley as Julie Sullivan
Lenny Jacobson as Gordo
Mekhi Phifer as Satch Reyna

key behind the scenes crew
Dan Lin as Executive Producer
Jennifer Gwartz as Executive Producer
Jeremy Carver as Creator/Executive Producer
John Rickard as Executive Producer
Toby Emmerich as Executive Producer

show type
drama, scifi,

broadcast from
October 5, 2016
first season capped at 13 episodes on November 16, 2016

network and production companies
CW – Lin Pictures – Warner Bros. Television

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