Between Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Wars: Episode VII, and Gravity, J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron have been busy little bees in recent days. While a workload like that might crush mere mortals such as ourselves, that didn’t stop the two from teaming up to produce a new pilot for a series called Believe. With a creative team like this pushing it forward, it should come as no surprise that NBC picked up the show for the upcoming fall season. Check out the first picture from the series up above.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast of Believe includes Jake McLaughlin (Warrior), Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks), Delroy Lindo (Romeo Must Die), Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil: Retribution), Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch), Arian Moayad (The Following), and newcomer Johnny Sequoyah.
In Believe, “an unlikely relationship develops between a young girl [Sequoyah] with a gift and a man sprung from prison [McLaughlin] who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power.” In seven years powers will manifest within the girl, named Bo, and she’ll be able to defeat evil, or something like that. But before she can take care of herself, Tate (McLaughlin), and a mysterious support network, must keep her safe.
Guillory plays an assassin named Moore, who apparently has an ice-cold demeanor and some serious mommy issues to deal with. Chung’s character is a young woman named Channing, who works for a man called Winter (Lindo), both of whom are part of the network that steps in and lends a hand when Tate and Bo are in a tough spot.
The production team also includes Bryan Burke (Lost) and Mark Friedman (The Forgotten). Cuaron and Friedman handled the script, and while Cuaron helmed the pilot.
While we’re waiting for Believe, take a few minutes to re-watch the Gravity trailer.