By Jamie Ruby
The new NBC series Awake
follows the life of Detective Michael Britten, played by Jason Isaacs, who was recently in a car accident where either his wife Hannah or his son Rex died, and now lives in two realities. In one (the green reality), his son survived. When he wakes up in the other (the red reality) Hannah is alive. The problem is, he doesn't know which is real and which is a dream.
In each reality Detective Britten works with a different partner. In the green reality, he is still working with his long time partner, Detective Isaiah "Bird" Freeman, played Steve Harris. In the red reality Bird has been reassigned and Detective Efrem Vega, played by Wilmer Valderrama, has been partnered with Britten, most likely to keep an eye on him and his mental state.
Britten often gets clues from a case in one reality that can help him to get a unique perspective and solve a case in the other. Both partners question how he gets his hunches, however, Bird is more likely to accept it because he has known Britten for so long.
Wilmer Valderrama and Steve Harris recently talked to the digital media about working on the new unique series.