'Believe': J.J. Abrams was 'desperate' to work with Alfonso Cuaron

"Believe" has two powerhouses behind it: J.J. Abrams and "Gravity" Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuaron. The NBC drama, which tells the story of a young girl with powers (Johnny Sequoyah) who has an unlikely partnership with an ex-con (Jake McLaughlin), will follow Abrams' formula of balancing procedural elements with a richer mythology, but will infuse the cinematic skill of Cuaron into its episodes. There will be concerted effort to bring Cuaron's style into the TV series, even though he isn't directing every episode. They'll be shooting on a wider lens than usual, but Cuaron says the technical elements of the show aren't what is going to make it engaging."At the end of the day, it's not only about the cinematic approach. It's the emotional core of the show," Cuaron says. "I think that what is really, really the core of the show is the emotional one. Pretty much it's a story of the family." Cuaron directs...



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