Exclusive: Kyle MacLachlan Joins NBC's J.J. Abrams-Produced Drama Pilot Believe

Believe NBC Pilot Cast Kyle MacLachlanKyle MacLachlan has landed one of the final roles in Believe, NBC’s drama pilot from J.J. Abrams, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The project focuses on an unlikely relationship between a gifted young girl (newcomer Johnny Sequoyah) and a man (Savages‘ Jake McLaughlin) sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power.

Twin Peaks and Desperate Housewives alum MacLachlan — who’s currently recurring on CBS’ The Good Wife — will play Skouras, a mysterious billionaire with an even more mysterious agenda.

The cast also includes Delroy Lindo, Jamie Chung and Sienna Guillory.

Alfonso Cuaron penned the script and will serve as an EP alongside Abrams and Bryan Burk.

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  1. Melinda says:

    the captain!

  2. Amanda Mauer says:

    It isn’t a ‘Twin Peaks’ revival but I’ll take it.

  3. How's Annie says:

    This better get cancelled quick. “I’ll see you again in 25 years” is almost here! :D

  4. Chu says:

    Nooooooooooooooo, i want a good wife spin-off with him and carrie preston!

  5. still sounds like Touch.

    • Alex says:

      In virtually no way.

      • “a gifted young girl” (a boy in Touch) “a man tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power” the boy’s father in Touch. ” a mysterious billionaire with an even more mysterious agenda.” the corporation going after the boy and his father.

        • wordsmith says:

          Actually it’s totally a Firefly ripoff: A gifted young girl (River) protected by a criminal (Her brother Simon, or Captain Mal, take your pick) and on the run from the dangerous and wealthy evil forces who want to use her power (the government).

  6. Eric says:

    I like MacLachlan, but I’m still not sure how I feel about the plot.

  7. Pattybelle says:

    Oh great, a girl who was superpowers while the man is dull and boring. Wonderful, let the annoying feminists come out.

  8. Tran says:

    Hope BELIEVE gets picked up as a series for NBC and I always a big J.J. Abrams fan and let’s face it, this new J.J. Abrams could join his other show Revolution on the same network.

  9. heLLpaso says:

    Alfonso Cuaron is the reason to be excited about this.

  10. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Alfonso Cuaron is writing the script? Gentlemen, you had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.
    Also, I really hope no matter what happens with this show, Kyle Maclachlan still makes time for appearances as the Mayor of Portland on Portlandia. What would Portlandia fans do without our dear kooky Mayor? Kyle Maclachlan makes everything better.