Everything you need to know before the Premiere of J.J. Abrams’ BELIEVE on NBC
A new sci-fi drama is starting on NBC in March and it has a lot of people talking. The new series comes is part of J.J. Abrams’ new projects, and it has an interesting cast lined-up to snare early audiences.
The series is set to premiere on Sundays on NBC (9-10 p.m. ET), the season premiere will air on March 16 though, a special event on Monday, March 10 (10-11 p.m.), following “The Voice”. Mental powers are a crucial device in the series, including Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, see the future, and all of them are the powers of one little girl.
That little girl is Bo (played by Johnny Sequoyah) and according to the press-release outlining the new show Bo had gifts she could,”neither fully understand nor control”. NBC goes on to tease that the series will pick up when BO is 10 years old, and “her powers have become stronger and the threat from malevolent forces that would use her abilities to control the world has grown more dangerous”. Enter Bo’s protector, Milton Winter (played by Delroy Lindo, “The Chicago Code”), who turns to an “unlikely source to keep her safe” — Tate (Jake McLaughlin, “Crash”), a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate who’s lost his will. Tate and Bo begin an extraordinary journey, one in which trust must be earned.
On the run and 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.
Also starring are Jamie Chung (“Once Upon a Time”), Arian Moayed, and Kyle MacLachlan (“Portlandia,” “Desperate Housewives.”) The series comes from executive producers J.J. Abrams (“Person of Interest,” “Revolution,” “Fringe,” “Lost,” “Super 8,” the “Mission: Impossible” and “Star Trek” movies, upcoming “Star Wars”), Alfonso Cuarón (“Gravity,” “Children of Men,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” “Y Tu Mamá También”), Bryan Burk (“Person of Interest,” “Revolution,” “Fringe,” “Lost”), Jonas Pate (“Deception,” “Prime Suspect,” “Caprica”) and Hans Tobeason (“Damages,” “Saving Grace,” “V,” “Cult.”)
“Believe” is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The pilot episode is directed by Alfonso Cuarón.