NBC Greenlights New JJ Abrams Series Believe

It’s a good week for JJ Abrams ’s Bad Robot production company. Following the news that Almost Human (from former Fringe shorunner JH Wyman) had been commissioned for a series by Fox , now NBC has given the green light to Believe , the show that’s been created by Children Of Men and Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron .

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Here’s the official synopsis: “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.

“The powers of a young girl may hold the fate of our world in Believe , from executive producer JJ Abrams 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.”

Believe was number six in our Commission Or Dump? poll.

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Dave Golder
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