Awake is an upcoming fantasy crime drama television series that will air on NBC. The series is scheduled to premiere on March 1, 2012 and will air on Thursday nights at 10pm. The pilot was made available on Hulu, YouTube and iTunes on February 16, 2012.
Police detective Michael Britten is newly returned to work after being in a car crash along with his wife and son. After the crash Britten discovers that every time he goes to sleep he switches between two realities, one in which his wife died in the crash and one in which his son died. In the reality where his wife is alive he is partnered with rookie Efrem Vega and is seeing a confrontational department-recommended psychiatrist. His wife redecorated the house and begins pushing him to move in an effort to move past their son’s death. Britten remains unsure which of the two realities, if either, is real, and begins to worry he is losing his sanity when details begin to cross over between the two realities.