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Meet Michael Britten (a very un-Malfoy Jason Isaacs), a police detective who discovers he is living in two separate realities after awakening from a brutal car accident with his wife and son. In one world, his wife survived the accident but his son did not; in the other, the converse is true. The shrink he sees in Wife World believes Son World is a figment of Michael’s imagination. Naturally, his shrink in Son World thinks the same of Wife World. Confused? So is Michael. Allow the first 8 minutes of “Awake” to further clarify – or complicate – the matter.
“Awake,” starring Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen, Cherry Jones, BD Wong, Wilmer Valderrama, Steve Harris and Dylan Minnette premieres Thursday, March 1 at 10/9c on NBC.