Maybe you’ve heard about J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón before? Abrams is the co-creator of “Lost” and mega watt Hollywood Director of films like “Star Trek”, “Mission Impossible III”, and the upcoming new “Star Wars” movies. Cuarón is responsible for a little movie you might have heard of called “Gravity”, not to mention “Children of Men,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” and “Y Tu Mamá También”. These are two of the bold names behind tonight’s new show “Believe” on NBC.
“Believe” draws on the science fiction storytelling that’s worked so well for Abrams and Cuarón in their careers. It’s another tale of a young girl with special powers and the evil group that will stop at nothing to possess her abilities. The show’s biggest name is Delroy Lindo as the young girl’s protector. While the plot doesn’t ring 100% original, the visual styles of Abrams and Cuarón are clearly on display. That is enough to give the show at least a DVR chance of making it.
A new show on NBC means a week off for “The Blacklist”, which could use some time in the garage to change Red’s oil levels. Here’s the comprehensive explanation of “Believe” from NBC.
Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, see the future… since she was born, Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) has had gifts she could neither fully understand nor control. But now that she is 10 years old, her powers have become stronger and the threat from malevolent forces that would use her abilities to control the world has grown more dangerous. With her life and future in jeopardy, Bo’s protector, Milton Winter (Delroy Lindo, “The Chicago Code”), 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.
Excited for the show? NBC has put up the first two minutes of the show online to give viewers even more of a reason to check in tonight for “Believe”.
Date: Monday, March 10th
Episode Title: Believe Pilot
Start Time: 10:00 pm ET
Online Stream: NBC.com