Airdate: Awake

Foxtel will premiere new US drama series Awake, starring Jason Isaacs, in April.

Isaacs stars as a detective leading an arduous double life that defies reality.

The series is created by Kyle Killen, who is also an executive producer of the series alongside Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24).

It premiered in the US on March 1st and begins Wednesday April 11 at 9.30pm on W.

Following a tragic car accident, detective Michael Britten (Isaacs, Harry Potter and Brotherhood) finds himself awake in two separate realities: one where his teen son, Rex (Dylan Minnette), died in the crash and his wife, Hannah (Laura Allen) 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 duelling realities, churning up confusion. In one reality, Michael and his wife debate about having another child, while in the other his son Rex is turning to his tennis coach, Tara (Michaela McManus) 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 (Steve Harris, The Practice) and Detective Efrem Vega (Wilmer Valderrama, That ’70s Show). Michael is assigned a different case in each reality and quickly discovers his dual existence is actually a powerful tool. He begins to solve impossible cases by using his two realities 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 (Emmy® Award winner Cherry Jones, 24) and Dr Lee (BD Wong, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit). 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.

Awake is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and is distributed by 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.


  1. I’ve watched the first two episodes of this show and enjoyed it! Hopefully it gets a second season but judging by the ratings for the second episode, it doesn’t look likely

  2. I’ll defnitely be giving this one a go as the promo looks excellent. I love how the production and distrubution networks differ to that of the network that actually screens the series (NBC). Only in America!

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