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Falling Water is an American supernatural drama television series. A commercial-free advance preview of the pilot aired on September 21, 2016 ahead of its October 13, 2016 premiere.[1][2] On April 3, 2017 USA Network renewed the series for a second season, with Rémi Aubuchon replacing Blake Masters as the showrunner.[3] On May 18, 2018, USA announced they had cancelled the series.[4]

Falling Water
Genre
Created by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
CinematographyShelly Johnson
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)Gangtackle Productions
Valhalla Entertainment
Universal Cable Productions
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkUSA Network
Original releaseSeptember 21, 2016 (2016-09-21) –
March 10, 2018 (2018-03-10)
External links
Website

The pilot was written and co-created by Masters and Henry Bromell before Bromell died in 2013. In honor to his work, Bromell is still listed as a co-creator and receives a producer credit.[5]

Contents

PlotEdit

Three strangers 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.[6]

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

  • David Ajala as Burton, head of The Firm's in-house security[7]
  • Lizzie Brocheré as Tess, a trend spotter[8]
  • Will Yun Lee as Taka, an NYPD detective
  • Kai Lennox as Woody Hammond,[9] private equity specialist at The Firm
  • Anna Wood as Olivia Watson aka The Woman in Red[10] (season 1; "special guest star" in season 2)
  • Zak Orth as Bill Boerg,[11] founder and CEO of Boerg Industries
  • Sepideh Moafi as Alexis Simms, Taka's new partner in homicide (season 2)[12]

RecurringEdit

  • Jodi Long as Kumiko, Taka's catatonic mother
  • Brooke Bloom (season 1) and Brittany Allen (season 2) as Sabine, Tess' older sister
  • Melanie Nicholls-King as Ann Marie Bowen, a woman Taka comes across who may be in a cult (season 1)
  • Neal Huff as Nicholas Hull, the CEO of The Firm, the company Burton works for
  • Mary McCormack as Taylor Bennett, a mysterious but powerful woman who hires Woody Hammond to manipulate other people's dreams (season 2)

ProductionEdit

The series is filmed in Toronto, Ontario; primarily at Cinespace Film Studios' Kipling Avenue facility.

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2016)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [13]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [13]US viewers
(millions)
11"Don't Tell Bill"Juan Carlos FresnadilloHenry Bromell & Blake MastersSeptember 21, 2016 (2016-09-21)[a]0.467[14]
22"Calling the Vasty Deep"Jack BenderBlake MastersOctober 20, 2016 (2016-10-20)0.507[15]
33"Monsters, Most Familiar"Jack BenderA. M. HomesOctober 27, 2016 (2016-10-27)0.527[16]
44"Castles Made of Sand"Nick GomezBlake Masters & Meghan KennedyNovember 3, 2016 (2016-11-03)0.348[17]
55"Ambergris"Nick GomezBlake Masters & Meghan KennedyNovember 10, 2016 (2016-11-10)0.469[18]
66"The Swirl"Guy FerlandEoghan MahonyNovember 17, 2016 (2016-11-17)0.418[19]
77"Three Half Blind Mice"Guy FerlandA. M. HomesDecember 1, 2016 (2016-12-01)0.511[20]
88"The Well"Ellen KurasMeghan KennedyDecember 8, 2016 (2016-12-08)0.444[21]
99"No Task for the Timid"Ellen KurasEoghan MahonyDecember 15, 2016 (2016-12-15)0.444[22]
1010"Circular Time"Blake MastersBlake MastersDecember 22, 2016 (2016-12-22)0.470[23]

Season 2 (2018)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [13]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [13]US viewers
(millions)
111"Shadowman"Tim AndrewRemi AubuchonJanuary 6, 2018 (2018-01-06)0.279[24]
122"Watchers"Tim AndrewDavid Weddle & Bradley ThompsonJanuary 13, 2018 (2018-01-13)0.413[25]
133"Safehouse"Christoph SchreweAllison MooreJanuary 20, 2018 (2018-01-20)0.346[26]
144"Dröm"Christoph SchreweLana ChoJanuary 27, 2018 (2018-01-27)0.424[27]
155"Promotion"Eva SorhaugMac MarshallFebruary 3, 2018 (2018-02-03)0.433[28]
166"Mothers, Fathers, Daughters, Sons"Eva SorhaugAlbert TorresFebruary 10, 2018 (2018-02-10)0.255[29]
177"Love Is a Dreamer"Sarah HardingLinda McGibneyFebruary 17, 2018 (2018-02-17)0.469[30]
188"Nothing Personal"Michael GoiAlbert Torres & Katie AltmanFebruary 24, 2018 (2018-02-24)0.197[31]
199"Risk Assessment"Sarah HardingAllison MooreMarch 3, 2018 (2018-03-03)0.342[32]
2010"The Art of the Deal"Michael GoiDavid Weddle & Bradley ThompsonMarch 10, 2018 (2018-03-10)0.335[33]

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

Falling Water has received mixed reviews from critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 28% approval rating, with an average rating of 5.21/10 based on 18 reviews. The website's consensus states, "Falling Water attempts complexity and intrigue but churns out an unimaginative concept lacking a redeemable payoff."[34] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 50 out of 100 based on 14 reviews, indicating "Mixed or average reviews".[35]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref
2017 Saturn Awards Best Science Fiction Television Series Falling Water Nominated [36]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The pilot episode of Falling Water aired as a "special preview" three weeks before its formal television premiere on October 13, 2016.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Special Preview of "Falling Water" to Follow the Season Finale of "Mr. Robot" on Wednesday, September 21" (Press release). USA. September 15, 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2016 – via The Futon Critic.
  2. ^ "Gale Anne Hurd-Henry Bromell Drama 'Falling Water' Nabs USA Pilot Order". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 3, 2017). "'Falling Water' Renewed For Season 2 By USA, Rémi Aubuchon Joins As Showrunner". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 18, 2018). "'Falling Water' Canceled By USA Network After 2 Seasons". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 14, 2016). "Henry Bromell Drama 'Falling Water' Picked Up To Series By USA". Deadline Hollywood.
  6. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (January 14, 2016). "USA Orders 'Falling Water' from Gale Anne Hurd, Blake Masters and the Late Henry Bromell". Variety.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 23, 2015). "David Ajala To Star In USA Pilot 'Falling Water'". Deadline Hollywood.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 26, 2015). "USA Pilot 'Falling Water' Casts Lizzie Brocheré As Lead". Deadline Hollywood.
  9. ^ "Falling Water - Woody Hammond". USA Network. August 11, 2016.
  10. ^ "Falling Water - The Woman In Red". USA Network. August 11, 2016.
  11. ^ "Falling Water - Bill Boerg". USA Network. August 11, 2016.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (August 28, 2017). "'Falling Water': Sepideh Moafi Cast As Series Regular For Season 2". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d "Falling Water (USA) – listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  14. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (September 22, 2016). "Updated: ShowbuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.21.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
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  25. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (January 17, 2018). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.13.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
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  34. ^ "Falling Water: Season 1 (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  35. ^ "Falling Water: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  36. ^ "The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Films". www.saturnawards.org. Retrieved March 3, 2017.

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