Believe — the NBC drama created by Oscar-nominated Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón (and exec produced with J.J. Abrams) — doesn’t premiere until March 10, but we’ve got your first look at how they shot the tone-setting opening sequence.
In it, the mysterious “sinister forces” hunting 10-year-old Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) — a girl with the powers of levitation and telekinesis and the abilities to control nature and see the future — crash her family’s car. “It, to me, was one of those great opening scenes that, when Alfonso described it, I had that sense of, ‘Wait a minute, I’m not changing the channel until I know exactly what’s going on,’” Abrams says in the video below.
So what is going on in the Cuarón-directed pilot? Bo’s protector, Milton Winter (Delroy Lindo), will be forced to enlist the help of Tate (Jake McLaughlin), a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate, to protect Bo — and the two go on the run.
Believe premieres March 10 at 10 p.m. ET following The Voice before settling into its regular time slot, Sundays at 9 p.m. ET, on March 16.