J.J. Abrams And Alfonso Curaon's NBC Pilot Believe Casts Three More
J.J. Abrams is plenty busy with his feature film career, the writer-director is releasing Star Trek Into Darkness this summer before beginning work on Episode VII of the Star Wars saga, but that hasn't stopped him from continuing his work in television. The co-creator of LOST, not to mention the creative mind behind Felicity and Alias, got two more pilot orders early this year and one has started to put together a pretty great ensemble.
NBC's Believe, from Abrams and the multi-talented Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men), already brought in Delroy Lindo and Jake McLaughlin and now, according to THR, Jamie Chung, Sienna Guillory and Johnny Sequoyah have also been cast. The drama, written and directed by Cuaron (that right there should be enough to get the pilot put to series), sounds similar to I Am Number Four as it follows a youth with great powers and a guardian assigned to protect her from some evil pursuers.
Newcomer Sequoyah (Ass Backwards) has signed on to play Bo, the powerful young girl, with McLaughlin in the role of Tate (the protector) who, for some reason, must be sprung from prison before he can play bodyguard. Helping him escape, and therefore obviously also on Bo's team, is Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch, Once Upon a Time) as Channing, "a strong, practical and smart woman" who works for Lindo's character named Winter. How ominous. Finally, Guillory (from three Resident Evils) plays a "cool hit-woman" with mommy issues named Moore but the post doesn't describe in detail how she fits into the rest of the world. I'm hoping we get the chance to find out.
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