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NBC to premiere ‘Believe’ mid-season, Sunday nights at 9pm

20 May

Following the exciting announcement earlier this month, NBC presented its fall line-up last week at Radio City Music Hall. Apparently, the trailer for Believe was left out of the Upfront presentation (source) but Cuarón, Abrams, and members of the cast were in attendance (source) and on the red carpet to promote their new series (photos below). TV Fanatic caught up with Cuarón, Johnny Sequoyah (Bo), and Delroy Lindo (Winter) and asked about the concept.

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“It’s a clash between innocence and experience, and this young lady [Bo] is in the centre. She’s kind of the fulcrum around which all of this activity is taking place,” explained Lindo. Cuarón also discussed how the show came to be, including his initial reluctance about television, and Abrams’ encouragement, “Just do it the way you would like to do a show.”

We just approached it as if we were doing small films.

While NBC is yet to officially* release the trailer, it’s already started up the social media machine, including Continue reading

NBC orders ‘Believe’ pilot, begins casting

27 Feb

NBC ordered the Abrams-Cuarón pilot at the end of January (source), and over the past couple weeks, we’ve begun to learn what the cast will look like:the

  • Jake McLaughlin (Savages) will star as Tate, “the man who is sprung from prison” to protect Bo, a girl in possession of a great gift. (source)
  • Delroy Lindo (The Chicago Code) will play Winter, “a kind man with an honorable agenda posing as a priest who might not be what he seems.” (source)
  • Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil) will play Moore, “a cool hit-woman who has issues with her own mother.” (source)
  • Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time) will play Channing, “a strong, practical and smart woman who works for Winter and assists Tate when he escapes from prison.” (source)
  • And last but not least, newcomer Johnny Sequoyah is cast as Bo, the young girl with great powers to manifest in seven years. (source)

The pilot, co-written by Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Friedman shoots next month in New York (source), under Cuarón’s direction.  Sounds like it will be action packed!!

UPDATE:

  • Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives) has been cast as Skouras, “a mysterious billionaire with an even more mysterious agenda.” (source)
  • In addition (learned from IMDb):