Jason Isaacs

NBC has temporarily halted production on its midseason supernatural drama Awake to allow extra time to work on the scripts, Vulture reports.

The series stars Jason Isaacs as a man who — after a car accident — lives in two very different realities: One where his wife died in the accident but his son survived, and the other where his son didn't survive but his wife lived.

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Awake, executive-produced by Lone Star's Kyle Killen and 24's Howard Gordon, has completed production on six episodes. The hiatus will last approximately four weeks.

"We've got [six] scripts and episodes we're very proud of, but we felt the show would benefit from having more time to plot out where we're going," Gordon told the site. "It's a very complex show, and since we weren't under any gun in terms of delivering episodes by a deadline, we asked for [the hiatus]." Gordon acknowledged "there's a narrow margin for error" because of the complicated narrative, but also said he thinks the break is a "measure of faith in us" from NBC.

Awake will debut sometime next year on NBC.