J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón have teamed up on a new NBC TV series called Believe. The sci-fi thriller follows a young girl with super powers played by Johnny Sequoyah, and a death row inmate played by Jake McLaughlin who protects her. The pilot episode was written and directed by Cuarón, who will also serve as an executive producer alongside Abrams.
Here’s a detailed synopsis:
Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, even predict the future… since she was two years old, Bo has had gifts she could neither fully understand nor control. Raised by a small group known as the “True Believers,” the orphaned girl has been safeguarded from harmful outsiders who would use her forces for personal gain. But now that she is 10, her powers have become stronger, and the threat has grown more dangerous.
With her life and future now in jeopardy, the “Believers” turn to the only person they see fit to be her full-time protector. That is, once they break him out of jail. Tate, a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate who’s lost his will, is initially reluctant – until he witnesses one of her extraordinary abilities. Bo sees people for who they truly are… and who they may become.
Tate and Bo begin their journey, one in which trust must be earned. Traveling from city to city, every place they stop and everyone they meet will be changed forever. But they’ll have to keep going to stay one step ahead of the sinister forces after Bo’s power… because it will take a miracle to keep them safe forever.
The powers of a young girl may hold the fate of our world in “Believe,” from executive producer J.J. Abrams (“Revolution,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and executive producer/writer/director Alfonso Cuarón (“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” “Children of Men”). One-hour drama.
The show will premiere sometime during the 2013-2014 season. It has sort of a Heroes vibe to it.
Check out the trailer and let us know what you think!