Is it possible that NBC purposefully held the debut of Alfonso Cuarón's Believe 'til after the Academy Awards because it figured by then the acclaimed director might be an Oscar winner for Gravity? Maybe! If so, it was a great gamble for NBC, because it's definitely paying off now that the network can market the supernatural drama as "Academy Award-winner Alfonso Cuarón's Believe." And that label is totally appropriate, because Cuarón's eye is all over the series, with his trademark one-take long-shots popping up several times in the pilot.
Like in the first two minutes of the episode, which NBC has now released so it can say, "Hey look! It's Alfonso!" The clip doesn't disappoint! Take a look:
Believe is about Bo, a little girl with special powers, and the man who's been assigned to protect her from evil forces who want to capture her. It debuts in a special time period this Monday, March 10 at 9pm, before settling into its regular time period of Sundays at 9pm starting March 16.
And okay, that opening scene wasn't entirely one take, so here's a game you can play: Spot the edit points! There are at LEAST two.
Are you stoked for Believe?
AIRED ON 6/15/2014
Season 1 : Episode 12