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Alfonso Cuaron, J.J. Abrams Team Up For NBC Series 'Believe' (VIDEO)


After racking up 10 Oscar nominations for his space thriller 鈥淕ravity,鈥 Mexican director Alfonso Cuar贸n is setting his sights on a smaller screen.

The award-winning director will be teaming up with producer J.J. Abrams to premiere the sci-fi drama 鈥淏elieve鈥 on NBC in March. Asneak peek of the upcoming series premiered on Monday.

The duo鈥檚 new TV project centers on ten-year-old Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) who has extraordinary abilities she is unable to control as time passes. As the young girl鈥檚 powers grow, so do her enemies and her protector Milton Winter (Delroy Lindo) must enlist the help of Tate, a wrongfully imprisoned man (Jack McLaughlin), to keep Bo safe.

When asked if the series would resemble the now cancelled Fox thriller 鈥淭ouch鈥 starring Kiefer Sutherland during press tours, Abrams has responded that 鈥淏elieve鈥 will be 鈥渨ildly different,鈥 according to Deadline.

As the show鈥檚 premiere nears, Cuar贸n continues to make his award season rounds. The Mexican director is up for Best Picture and Best Director at the 2014 Academy Awards on March 2.

Take a look at the 鈥淏elieve鈥 sneak peek above.

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