frequency 2000

The intro to FreQuency, a PS2 game released by Harmonix in 2000

FreQuency is a music-rhythm game developed by Harmonix and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2. It was released on November 20, 2001 in North America and on June 28, 2002 in Europe. It is one of the platform’s first rhythm games and is also one of the first titles to support the PlayStation 2 Network Adapter. A visually-strong presentation and a strong reception from critics would lay the ground for Frequency’s sequel, Amplitude. It would also mark the beginning of Harmonix’s pioneer-like reputation as console-based rhythm game masters with a highly-reveered soundtrack and addictive gameplay that still has fans asking for a third entry in the franchise. Harmonix would go on to later release Rock Band: Unplugged, a PSP-entry in the Rock Band franchise. It was highly anticipated and well-received by fans as a somewhat-spiritual successor to the Frequency franchise, though not commercially successful. 

CW orders pilot of Jeremy Carver show

The CW has order a pilot of a show written by Jeremy Carver based on ideas from the 2000 movie Frequency. In Carver’s retake, a police detective in 2016 “discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her dead father, who helps her work on an unsolved murder case.”

Supernatural fans of course care most  about what this means for our show. Here are some thoughts/speculation.

*  A pilot order is only one step. The CW has ordered 6 shows to pilot; this is average for the network. Of these usually half will get a  pickup for a number of episodes/series, And some of these will still fail. Anyone remember The Messengers?

* Carver could leave Supernatural to run the new series, or simply be on board as an Executive Producer.

* If Carver left Supernatural, another showrunner would be appointed. My guess would be Andrew Dabb.

* CW President Mark Pedowitz has indicated strong support for Supernatural. I think we will get a positive announcement about Season 12 soon.

* Supernatural’s lifespan beyond S12 at this point is unknown, and probably highly influenced by J2′s desire to continue. Nothing would surprise me at this point!