Alfonso Cuarón recently won Best Director at the Oscars and in case you were wondering what he's doing next, it's a TV show for NBC called Believe. He's developed the series with J.J. Abrams, and this thing looks awesome! The sci-fi series follows a young girl with superpowers and a death row inmate who breaks out of prison and protects her. Cuarón wrote and directed the pilot episode, and today we have the first two intense minutes of the show for you to watch.
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.
Believe premieres Monday, March 10th on NBC.