'Falling Water' Interviews: Lizzie Brochere and EPs on the Question of Trust, Reality of Dreams and More
'Falling Water' Interviews: Lizzie Brochere and EPs on the Question of Trust, Reality of Dreams and More
Meredith Jacobs
Meredith Jacobs
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
USA Network's new series, Falling Water, is a show about exploring dreams, and it's one that raises a question of trust, namely, who can you trust? Can you even trust yourself? That's the question that Lizzie Brochere's character, Tess, has as the star teased when BuddyTV found out what to expect from the show from her and executive producers Blake Masters and Gale Anne Hurd.

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Watch the video interview with Lizzie Brochere:

Here are the highlights:

  • Tess is a trend-spotter.
  • She has a deep feeling that she has a child. She sees him in her dreams and is convinced he's her son, but there's no evidence she had a son.
  • Enter Zak Orth's character, Bill Boerg, who invites her to explore her dreams, where she can go, and could lead to her getting closer to her son.
  • Tess has a very complicated relationship with her mother, which explains why she has problems trusting anyone.
  • Tess may trust her instincts, but she can't even trust herself sometimes. Is she crazy? Is she not crazy? Is she dreaming? What is reality?
  • Brochere found it fascinating to start a universe like this, pointing out it doesn't have much to do with Inception except dreams. How much more intimate can you get than people seeing your dreams?

Watch the video interview with EPs Blake Masters and Gale Anne Hurd:

Here are the highlights:

  • Masters talked about how the concept for the show started 10 years ago, when he and Henry Bromell were drunk. Both their mothers were Jungian therapists. They fused the idea of the collective unconscious and that dreams are talking to us.  
  • They wanted to create something that was totally cinematic, a show where visuals were more important than dialogue and sound design played a major role, especially because of how dreams sound.
  • "It's all real," Masters said of the dream and reality worlds. If a couple has a fight in a dream, they still had that fight. What happens in dreams is just as real as what happens in reality.
  • Hurd added that they have to teach the audience how to watch the show over the course of the season. They didn't want the clues to be too obscure, so someone closing their eyes indicates dreaming and someone opening their eyes means waking/coming back to reality. Water (hence the show's title) is also a clue. They don't want people to disconnect from the characters and their journeys trying to figure out whether they've missed something.
  • The three main characters are all powerful dreamers, and in the pilot, they're only beginning to become aware of it. They're very in touch with their dreams, so it sets them up to be good dreamers.
  • These characters are desirable to people who are aware of the potentiality of reaching into our dreams and entering others'. While these people are just figuring out that dreams are connected, certain people have known that for a long time.
  • From the beginning, they've chosen to be clear about the rules and to answer most of the big questions in season 1. The first season is about the exploration of this universe, and then you'll be able to play with all kinds of stories.
Falling Water premieres Thursday, October 13 at 10/9c on USA Network. Want more TV news? Like our Facebook page.

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