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http://www.deadline.com/2012/09/alf...ands-at-nbc-with-pilot-production-commitment/
Alfonso Cuarón/J.J. Abrams Drama Lands At NBC With Pilot Production Commitment
By NELLIE ANDREEVA

EXCLUSIVE: In his foray into American television, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón has teamed with J.J. Abrams for a high-concept drama, which just landed at NBC with a pilot production commitment. Cuarón is set to direct the pilot, which he will co-write with Mark Friedman (Home Of the Brave). It is about a girl in possession of a great gift/powers — which will come into their own in seven years — and the man who is sprung from prison to protect her from those trying to hunt her down .

Warner Bros. TV and Abrams’ studio-based Bad Robot are producing the untitled project, with Abrams, Cuarón, Friedman and Bryan Burk executive producing and Kathy Lingg co-executive producing. The project reunites Friedman with Warner Bros. TV where he created the ABC drama series The Forgotten, co-produced by another top WBTV pod, Jerry Bruckheimer TV. Mexican-born Cuarón received Oscar nominations for writing Y Tu Mamá También and Children of Men, both of which he also directed. He also helmed Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban.

This marks the second sale and second pilot production commitment for Bad Robot this season, on the heels of the company re-upping with WBTV for three more years. At Fox, Bad Robot has a robot-cop drama written by Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman. The company has three series on the air, departing critical darling Fringe, hot sophomore Person of Interest, and new NBC drama Revolution, which premiered to big ratings on Monday. Cuarón and Friedman are with UTA, Abrams recently signed with CAA.
Love the idea of a Cuaron-created series, but the concept does make me wonder... she comes into these "powers" of hers in seven years? What, like, **** won't hit the fan until season 8?
 
Well, the thing about having a great destiny is that **** can hit the fan as soon as somebody who sees your destiny as conflicting with their interests finds out about it.

Sounds to me like the story'll revolve around her being groomed to be some big hero or messianic figure while folks who don't like the sound of it try to shut her down.

Or heck, maybe the reverse. Maybe she's supposed to be like the Antichrist or something.
 
http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/nbc...ry-casting-on-alfonso-cuaronj-j-abrams-drama/
NBC & Warner Bros. Do Preliminary Casting On Alfonso Cuarón/J.J. Abrams Drama
By NELLIE ANDREEVA

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros TV is exploring casting of key roles in its high-concept drama project from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams. The project, tentatively titled Believe, already has a pilot production commitment. It is not unusual for studios to do preliminary casting work on high-profile projects before a formal green light, especially those with a strong, hard-to-find lead whose casting can make or break a show. WBTV is doing the same with the lead in its potential Wonder Woman origin series at the CW, Amazon.

Directed by Cuarón and written by him and Mark Friedman, Believe is about a girl in possession of a great gift/powers — which will come into their own in seven years– and the man who is sprung from prison to protect her from those trying to hunt her down. The breakdown, released this week by casting director April Webster, is searching for the young lead: 10-year-old Bo, innocent and beautiful, a regular girl who has a depth and mystery to her. While the focus is on finding Bo (see the exhaustive search Les Miserables movie went through before finding 10-year-old Isabelle Allen for the young Cosette role), I hear feelers also have been put out for the adult male lead as well as another older character. WBTV and Abrams’ Bad Robot are producing the project, with Abrams, Cuarón, Friedman and Bryan Burk executive producing and Kathy Lingg co-executive producing.
 
http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/j-j-abrams-alfonso-cuaron-nbc-drama-pilot-believe-casts-co-lead/
J.J. Abrams-Alfonso Cuarón NBC Drama Pilot ‘Believe’ Casts Co-Lead
By NELLIE ANDREEVA

EXCLUSIVE: Jake McLaughlin (Savages) is set to star in Believe, NBC’s drama pilot from J.J. Abrams and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón. The high-concept project, written by Cuarón and Mark Friedman, is about the unlikely relationship between Bo, a girl in possession of a great gift/powers — which will come into their own in seven years — and Tate (McLaughlin), the man who is sprung from prison to protect her from those trying to hunt her down. Cuarón is directing the pilot, which he is exec producing with Friedman, Abrams and Bryan Burk. This is the second consecutive NBC drama pilot for McLaughlin, repped by Paradigm and James/Levy Management, who co-starred in The Frontier last year. He also did cameos in two Abrams movies, Colverfield and Super 8.
 
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/delroy-lindo-jj-abrams-nbc-believe-424704
Delroy Lindo to Co-Star in NBC's J.J. Abrams-Alfonso Cuaron Drama 'Believe' (Exclusive)
4:20 PM PST 2/26/2013 by Lesley Goldberg

He joins a Jake McLaughlin in the sci-fi drama from writers Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Friedman.

Delroy Lindo is a believer.

The Chicago Code actor has been tapped to co-star in NBC's drama pilot Believe, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The drama revolves around a young girl in possession of a great gift/powers -- which will come into their own in seven years -- and the man who is sprung from prison (Savages' Jake McLaughlin) to protect her from those trying to hunt her down.

Lindo will play Winter, a kind man with an honorable agenda posing as a priest who may not be what he seems.

Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and Mark Friedman will pen the Warner Bros. Television pilot and executive produce alongside Bad Robot's J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk.

In addition to Chicago Code, Lindo's credits include The Sider House Rules and Get Shorty, both of which earned him recognition from the Screen Actors Guild. He's repped by APA.
 
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...g-believe-nbc-jj-abrams-alfonso-cuaron-424810
Sienna Guillory, Jamie Chung Join NBC's J.J. Abrams-Alfonso Cuaron's 'Believe' (Exclusive)
8:56 PM PST 2/26/2013 by Lesley Goldberg

Johnny Sequoyah has also joined the cast of the sci-fi drama starring Jake McLaughlin and Delroy Lindo.

NBC's Believe is rounding out its cast.

Resident Evil star Sienna Guillory, Once Upon a Time's Jamie Chung and newcomer Johnny Sequoyah have joined the cast of the network's drama pilot Believe, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

The drama revolves around Bo, a young girl in possession of a great gift/powers -- which will come into their own in seven years -- and the man who is sprung from prison (Savages' Jake McLaughlin) to protect her from those trying to hunt her down.

Sequoyah will play Bo. Her credits include roles in Ass Backwards and the upcoming films Plastic Jesus, Wind Walkers and An Unkindness of Ravens. She's repped by Untitled Entertainment and Felker Toczek.

Chung, who has played Mulan this season on ABC's Once, will portray Channing, a strong, practical and smart woman who works for Winter (The Chicago Code's Delroy Lindo) and assists Tate (McLaughlin) when he escapes from prison. Her credits include the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and The Hangover Part II. She's repped by Gersh, 3 Arts and Morris Yorn.

Guillory, who in addition to three Resident Evil features also produces and stars in the horror flick The Wicked Within, is cast as Moore, a cool hit-woman who has issues with her own mother. She's repped by UTA, Inspire Entertainment and Sloane Offer.

Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and Mark Friedman will pen the Warner Bros. Television pilot and executive produce alongside Bad Robot's J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk.
 
Exclusive: Kyle MacLachlan Joins NBC's J.J. Abrams-Produced Drama Pilot Believe

Kyle MacLachlan has landed one of the final roles in Believe, NBC’s drama pilot from J.J. Abrams, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The project focuses on an unlikely relationship between a gifted young girl (newcomer Johnny Sequoyah) and a man (Savages‘ Jake McLaughlin) sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power.

Twin Peaks and Desperate Housewives alum MacLachlan — who’s currently recurring on CBS’ The Good Wife — will play Skouras, a mysterious billionaire with an even more mysterious agenda.

The cast also includes Delroy Lindo, Jamie Chung and Sienna Guillory.

Alfonso Cuaron penned the script and will serve as an EP alongside Abrams and Bryan Burk.

http://tvline.com/2013/03/04/believe-nbc-pilot-cast-kyle-maclachlan/
 
http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/nbc...rns-believe-rand-ravich-project-add-to-casts/
Arian Moayed has been cast as a regular in Believe, NBC’s drama pilot from J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón. The project, written by Cuarón and Mark Friedman, is about the unlikely relationship between Bo (Johnny Sequoyah), a girl in possession of great powers — which will come into their own in seven years — and Tate (Jake McLaughlin), the man who is sprung from prison to protect her from those trying to hunt her down. Moayed, repped by Gersh and Kipperman Management, will play Corey, the right hand man to hit woman Moore (Sienna Guillory). He was nominated for a Tony Award for Bengal Tiger At the Baghdad Zoo and just finished a two episode arc on The Following.
He was creepy as hell on The Following last night. I approve of this. :up:
 
NBC seems to be getting good shows now. the hell ? o_O
 
Sounds like a good show, wish it wasn't on NBC. They are bad at getting their shows online
 
http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/nbc-starts-ordering-new-series-crisis-about-a-boy-picked-up/
BELIEVE

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 fi t 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). From Warner Bros. Television & Bad Robot Productions. Executive Producer/Writer: Mark Friedman. Executive Producer: Bryan Burk.

FIRST LOOK IMAGE
 
Ugh. They just had to schedule it against The Walking Dead, didn't they? :whatever
 
NBC's bombing hard for not releasing their midseason trailers. Specifically because I'm much more excited for their midseason than I am for their new fall stuff. :o
 
With Cuarón attached, I'm there. Man, what a cast they came up with for this show. Lindo and MacLachlan have me interested. And hot damn, Guillory and Chung are fine as hell.

:o
 
Finally something...
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NBC, couldn't you have just released footage with your fall stuff? Come on... get your head in the game. :o
 
SDCC Trailer:
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Looks good. Makes me wish NBC was doing a better job of putting this stuff out there.
 
SDCC Trailer:
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Looks good. Makes me wish NBC was doing a better job of putting this stuff out there.

looks good, really like the score to it, girl kinda reminds me of Olivia (Fringe)as a little girl when she was on Cortexiphan.
 

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