'Awake' showrunners discuss creating two worlds -- and how to sustain them


"Awake" is about a man (Jason Isaacs) whose mind has constructed two different realities after he and his family are in a car accident. In one of them, his wife (Laura Allen) survives but his son (Dylan Minnette) dies; in the other the reverse is true.He's also a detective, and he finds that things he discovers in one world are related to cases in the other -- not that he can exactly explain it to his colleagues, lest they think he's crazy. It's a show that likely will call for attentive viewing, but it doesn't play as something so high-concept that viewers won't be able to follow it.Making "Awake," though? That's another matter. "It's like solving a Rubik's cube every week, but first you have to make it, then solve it," creator Kyle Killen said recently when Zap2it visited the show's set. "It's been extraordinarily complex to piece together stories that feel like a weekly...



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