Given all the attention surrounding J.J. Abrams’ upcoming forays into both the Star Wars and Star Trek worlds, and Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, the fact that the two are working together on a sci-fi pilot for NBC has been pushed towards the periphery. The potential series, titled Believe, is putting together a cast full of familiar names and faces.
THR reports that Sienna Guillory (three installments of the Resident Evil franchise), Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch), and newcomer Johnny Sequoyah have joined a list of actors that already included Jake McLaughlin (Safe House) and Delroy Lindo (Romeo Must Die).
Believe follows the adventures of a young girl named Bo, who will be played by Sequoyah. In seven years the great powers hanging out deep inside her will manifest. Before she can take care of herself, a man named Tate (McLaughlin), recently escaped from prison, protects her from mysterious forces that are in hot pursuit.
Chung will play the “strong, practical, and smart” young woman named Channing. She works for Winter (Lindo), and helps out Tate when he needs a hand. Guillory has been cast as a cold-as-ice assassin called Moore, a hit woman who apparently has some serious mommy issues to contend with. While the way in which all of these disparate elements will come together remains a mystery, it sounds like it will be fun to watch.
Abrams and Bryan Burk will executive produce Believe for Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Cuaron, who helmed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, will direct the pilot, and handle the script with Mark Friedman.