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'Believe': Alfonso Cuaron, J.J. Abrams lead us through pilot's first scene -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Believe

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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hnGuPGuOQE&feature=youtu.be

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.

Originally posted February 13 2014 — 2:00 PM EST

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