This break was said to be "not expensive, but well worth it for the plot". There is still no premiere date set in stone yet, but the end of this break will really simplify things for NBC and the producers. I will keep posting with further information, in the meantime you can read the Deadline article regarding the situation. Deadline: NBC's Midseason Drama 'Awake' Stops Production To Work on Scripts
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Producers Break UPDATE
I have received information from producers and more articles approved to be accurate regarding the writers' break. They are now back in production, after a minor hiatus. Deadline reports that it "is being done upon request from Awake creator/executive producer Kyle Killen and executive producer/showrunner Howard Gordon", and is "to plot out the rest of the series’ first season".