Entertainment channel Watch is to air the UK premiere of Believe.
Noted as one of the most hotly anticipated US dramas of the year the show comes from acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions.
Believe has been acquired from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution and is scheduled to air on Watch in early 2014, adding to the list of ‘out-of-the-ordinary shows’ airing on the network.
Believe is packed full of mystery, intrigue and suspense, and comes from the extremely talented Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, who are masters of their craft. The series, laced with intricate twists and turns, perfectly embodies Watch’s brand position of showcasing compelling, out of the ordinary programming. – Watch’s General Manager Steve Hornsey
The storyline sees a young girl with supernatural powers placed under the protection of an escaped Death Row inmate who must shield her from the mysterious forces out to hunt her down.
Believe follows the bright and feisty Bo (Johnny Sequoyah), a girl who’s lived with foster parents all her life. She also has emerging supernatural powers. A mystery to everyone, including herself, she is sought by those who want to protect her, as well as those who seek to exploit her gift. Enter Death Row inmate Tate (Jake McLaughlin), who is slated for execution for a crime he did not commit.
Tate is rescued by the resourceful and ideological Winter (Delroy Lindo), but in return for his freedom, Tate is tasked with looking after Bo, whose untested powers have a transformative effect on everyone she meets — even the jaded Tate. Bo is in danger, however, because the unlimited wealth and resources of multinational businessman Skouras (Kyle MacLachlan) are focused on acquiring the gifted girl and harnessing her powers. Endlessly on the run, the fugitive Tate and Bo travel from city to city, evading their relentless pursuers, transforming the lives of those they encounter and growing closer as they discover more about themselves and what they truly believe.
From the creative auspicious to the writing to the performances, Believe is a terrific series and we are pleased that it will have a great home on Watch in the U.K. – Jeffrey Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution
Believe is scheduled to air on Watch early next year and joins the channel’s growing slate of successful US acquisitions including Grimm, Perception and Beauty and the Beast.