Comic Con 2016 Report: The Debut of USA Network’s Falling Water

Fallling Water

The first night of Comic Con 2016 featured the debut of the new USA Network drama Falling Water that will star David Ajala (the Esquire TV series Beowulf), Lizzie Brochere (The Strain and American Horror Story) and Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-0 and the box office film San Andreas).

The series is considered “an American supernatural drama television series,” but that short description does not fully encompass the unusual premise of the new show. The basic plot of ‘Falling Water’ is about three strangers – Tess (Brochere), Burton (Ajala) and Taka (Lee) – who realize they are dreaming parts of the same dream. As they delve deeper into the meaning behind their connection to each other, they realize that the implications are much larger than their personal fates, and the future of the world lies in their hands.

While the panel only included the screening of the pilot episode with no appearance by any of the cast members, executive producers Blake Masters and Gale Anne Hurd came out on the stage to make the official introduction of the unusual series, which will debut this fall on USA Network [no official airdate was announced]. They shared that the show has been 10 years in the making and that it was written by Blake along with the late Henry Bromwell, but he passed away before the show came to be what it is.

Without spoiling the pilot episode, I can share that it is filled with unusual angles and interweaving moments between the lead characters; one who is a trend watcher, one a police detective and one a crisis management professional (think a male Olivia Pope without the Washington, DC politics), who have no connection whatsoever to each other except for the fact their dreams seem to interconnect.

If you want to watch a show that isn’t like anything else on television, check out ‘Falling Water’ on the USA Network this fall.