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Believe First Look: Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams Tease Their New NBC Drama

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"Nobody does it like Alfonso does it."

Whatt better way to celebrate Alfonso Cuarón's big win than with a sneak peek at his new project?! The Gravity director, who took home the statue for Best Director at the Oscars on Sunday night, has teamed up with J.J. Abrams for one of the most highly anticipated new series of the year, Believe, which premieres Monday, March 10 and we've got your first look at the ambitious new drama that's sure to be your new obsession. 

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"The thing that got me the most excited about Believe is that Alfonso Cuarón created it and directed the show," Abrams gushes in our exclusive first look above. Star Jake McLaughlin adds, "Nobody does it like Alfonso does it!"

But Cuarón was quick to repay the compliment, saying that when you work with Abrams and a cast like Believe's, "the rest is just a Sunday drive. It's really beautiful." 

Believe centers on the odd pairing of Bo (Johnny Sequoyah), a young girl with incredible powers that is being targeted by various groups, and Tate (Jake McLaughlin), the death row inmate "who has lost belief in himself" that's been tasked with protecting her.

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After Cuarón's big win, the Believe cast took to Twitter to congratulate their boss.

"And the winner is...Alfonso Cuaron!!!!!!!!!! #Gravity," Jamie Chung wrote. "Best Director! So honored to have worked the best!!!!!" Kyle MacLachlan, who plays the series' big bad, tweeted, "Congratulations Alfonso! I Believe ;-)" 

Johnny Sequoyah also posted about his big win, writing, "YAYYYY CONGRATS ALFONSO!!"

Believe premieres Monday, March 10, at 10 p.m. after The Voice before moving to its regular timeslot on Sunday, March 16 at 9 p.m.

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