The CW's 'Frequency' Reboot Casts Its Lead

The CW veteran Riley Smith will star in the network's reimagining of the 2000 sci-fi thriller "Frequency."

In the original, Jim Caviezel played a homicide detective who uses a ham radio to make contact with his late father (Dennis Quaid) exactly 30 years in the past, on the day before he dies in a warehouse fire. The two end up working together to solve a murder in two different time periods.

TheWrap reports Smith will step into Quaid's role for the reboot, which centers on a female police detective who discovers she's able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father, who died in 1996.

Smith has appeared on such CW series as “90210,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Messengers," as well as on HBO's "True Blood" and "True Detective."

Written and executive produced by "Supernatural" alum Jeremy Carver, "Frequency" was original targeted for NBC.


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