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Awake (formerly titled REM) is an upcoming science fiction crime drama television series that will air on NBC starring Jason Isaacs. On May 16, 2011, NBC announced that the show would serve as a midseason replacement during the 2011–12 television season. The show takes on the theoretical issue of quantum immortality. The series will premiere in March 2012.
Police detective Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) regains consciousness following a car accident involving his wife Hannah (Laura Allen) and his son Rex (Dylan Minnette). Michael moves back and forth between two realities: in one, Rex survived while Hannah is dead; in the other, Hannah survived but Rex did not. Trying to keep both his loved ones alive, Michael starts living a “double life,” moving back and forth between the two realities, dealing with different personal conflicts and police partners. He also starts noticing strange links between the two realities.
To differentiate between the two realities, Britten wears different colored rubber bands in each reality: a red one, for the one in which his wife is alive, and a green one, for the one in which his son is alive.
“Red” reality “Green” reality
Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs), a police detective living in two realities
Detective Isaiah “Bird” Freeman (Steve Harris), Britten’s partner Detective Efrem Vega (Wilmer Valderrama), Britten’s partner
Dr. John Lee (B.D. Wong), Britten’s therapist Dr. Judith Evans (Cherry Jones), Britten’s therapist
Hannah Britten (Laura Allen), Britten’s wife, who survived the accident Rex Britten (Dylan Minnette), Britten’s son, who survived the accident
Tara (Michaela McManus) Rex’s tennis coach, to whom his father is attracted