“What would you do if you could make a television show? How big would you dream? How out-of-the-box would you try to go?” said “Falling Water” co-creator Blake Masters at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 8. He previewed the new USA Network series for convention attendees along with fellow creator Gale Anne Hurd and cast members Lizzie Brochere, Will Yun Lee and Zak Orth (watch above).
Masters first came up with the idea for “Falling Water,” which tells the story of interconnecting dreams worlds, in 2006 while brainstorming with writing partner Henry Bromell. “We came up with the weirdest and most out-of-the-box idea we could think of: what if our dreams didn’t just belong to us? What if they’re all like tiles in a mosaic, and we could only see the picture if we step back and saw everybody’s dream? And what if you could wander out of your dream into the tile next door? We thought that was a pretty cool idea.”
But not many people were interested in the idea at the time, but “10 years later television changed.” Unfortunately, Bromell didn’t live to see it through: the Emmy-winning scribe died in 2013 at age 65. Masters “couldn’t touch the script for about a year” after Bromell died, “then I had to touch the script because I couldn’t leave it behind.”
Click below for more of the “Falling Water” panel at NYCC:
Lizzie Brochere, Will Yun Lee and Zak Orth on how they prepared for their roles: “I got a phone call from Blake. He said, ‘You have to do one thing for me: eat, eat, eat until we get to set, and you cannot go to the gym — you have to promise me that.'”
Blake Masters on how he came up with the idea: “It was my bachelor dinner in 2006, and I was intoxicated … I said, ‘Henry, that’s a show. We should make that a show!’ And then we didn’t because we were drunk.”
Gale Anne Hurd on the untapped dramatic potential of dreams: “I loved the idea that our dreams are not only profound for us — but what would happen if someone could hack them?”
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