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NBC Greenlights Believe, a Cuarón/Abrams Collaboration About 10-Year-Old Superheroine


When Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams get together to work on a television show, you shouldn’t be surprised that it gets picked up. But, nevertheless, it’s pretty cool that Believe will be making its way to our screens, featuring, as it does, a prescient, telekinetic ten-year-old who picks out her own new guardian when her old ones can’t do the job anymore. And then it’s all just traveling around, doing good deeds while on the run from them. You know, them.

Believe has Abrams producing and Cuarón writing, producing, and directing. Here’s the synopsis, via io9.

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.

Did you get all that? Possible messiah figure, mutual balance of trust between a ten year old and a fugitive, superpowers, shadowy evil figures… I’d say it’s up our alley. And with Cuarón at the helm, things are certain to be interesting.

(via io9.)

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  • http://twitter.com/Proi_RS Robin S

    If this isn’t the themesong, it will be a huge lost opportunity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgGKSjiw0HQ

  • Anonymous

    Being on NBC is basically a death sentence these days, but this sounds interesting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anna-Sophia-May/100000092990769 Anna Sophia May

    Oh my gosh I want this. It sounds AWESOME.
    I’m big on kids with special powers stories. When I was a kid I read ” The girl with Silver eyes” so many times that the spine broke and the cover and title page are gone.

  • http://www.commonplacebook.com electrasteph

    I’m all in on this one. If I could put it on my schedule now, I would.

  • http://www.commonplacebook.com electrasteph

    Oh good lord. I had totally forgotten that show existed. So many memories just came flooding back.

  • http://www.commonplacebook.com electrasteph

    My superkid obsession as a kid – “Black and Blue Magic” by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. “Twelve-year-old Harry Houdini Marco runs a boardinghouse with his mother in San Francisco. He’s having a terrible summer–all his friends are away, and there’s no money to travel. This changes when a strange boarder gives him a flask of Volo Oil, which allows him to grow wings and spend his summer nights exploring San Francisco by air.”

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a great premise! I’m onboard!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anna-Sophia-May/100000092990769 Anna Sophia May

    I’ve got to read that, I’m from SF!

  • Anonymous

    Charlie, is that you?! For realz though, this sounds awesome! Can’t wait :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anna-Sophia-May/100000092990769 Anna Sophia May

    I love that book! It’s one I read in my Children’s lit class a few semesters ago. I cried.
    No flying in the house sounds fun. I like fairies.

  • Anonymous

    yes but its on NBC. Which… has Smash. And… other nonsense. I mean this was the network that brought us glories at one point and I’m not saying they can’t do it again, but they… eff things up kids.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1467679395 Julie Kessler

    -grabby hands-

  • http://wrongsirwrong.blogspot.com/ Magic Xylophone

    “Cuarón writing, producing, and directing.”

    The most beautiful phrase in the English language.

  • http://wrongsirwrong.blogspot.com/ Magic Xylophone

    Hmm, I haven’t seen his previous work, but based on reviews that’s considerably less beautiful.