Cable network USA has placed a pilot order for Falling Water, which is described as “a mind-bending thriller intersecting reality and unconscious thoughts,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will tell the story of three unrelated people who realize they are dreaming separate parts of a connected dream. Each person is on a quest for something (missing loved one, etc.) that can only be found in their subconscious, though the visions could also put their lives at stake.
The original pilot script was actually co-created and co-written by late Homeland Emmy winner Henry Bromell before his tragic passing in 2013. Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Blake Masters (Rubicon) and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) make up the rest of the brain trust behind the project.
"People have always been fascinated by the subconscious and Falling Water explores that topic in very unique and unexpected ways," said Jackie de Crinis, exec vp original series at USA Network. "In this story, the immensely talented and prolific storytellers, Blake and Henry, have created an innovative thriller and compelling vehicle to bring the subject of dreams to television."
If they can pull it off, this definitely has the potential to be a cool concept. There’s quite a bit of talent behind it, and the logline is one of the most authentic pitches we’ve heard in a while. Kind of like a mashup of Awake and Flatliners, maybe? We’ll be curious to keep an eye on this one as it winds through development.
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(Via The Hollywood Reporter)