There are some heavyweights behind the scenes of Believe. J.J. Abrams is one of the show’s executive producers. Alfonso Cuaron, who just won the Oscar for Best Director for the movie Gravity, is a co-creator (along with Mark Friedman, who has since left the show).
The premiere is on Monday, March 10, at 10 p.m. The second episode will be on Sunday, March 16, at 9 p.m., which will be the Believe‘s regular timeslot.
Here’s a promo with some behind-the-scenes footage, including comments from Abrams and Cuaron:
And here’s a promo that lays out the show’s premise:
Naveen Andrews (Sayid on LOST) will be playing a villain on the new TV show Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, which is a spin-off of the show Once Upon a Time, now entering its third season.
Once Upon a Time has many ties with LOST. Naveen is the last in a long line of LOST alumni to appear on a Once show. LOST actors in the cast of the original Once are Emilie de Ravin (Claire on LOST, now playing a major role in Once as Belle), Jorge Garcia (Hurley on LOST, has an occasional guest role as a giant on Once), Lana Parrilla (has a starring role in Once as Regina, the Evil Queen / had a guest role in LOST playing an Other named Greta in two Season 3 episodes — she was one of the two women who tied up Charlie in the underwater Looking Glass station), and Alan Dale (Charles Widmore on LOST, has a recurring guest role as King George on Once).
In addition, the creators of Once and Once:Wonderland were writers on LOST, and Once often tosses in LOST references to amuse people who are fans of both shows. I wonder if Once:Wonderland will do the same.
This is going to be the first time that Naveen will have a role on U.S. television in a television show produced in the United States since he played Sayid. His character on Once:Wonderland will be Jafar, the villain in Disney’s Alladin, and he’ll be appearing on Wonderland from the first episode, which airs on Thursday, October 10 at 8 p.m.
Terry O’Quinn (John Locke) is coming back to TV soon in a regular series role in the new show 666 Park Avenue, which debuts on Sunday, September 30, 2102 at 10 PM (same night as the Season 2 premiere of Once Upon a Time, which starts at 8).
It’s about a creepy New York City apartment building. Terry plays the owner of the building — and, from the promo, he appears to be the devil. It reminds me of Rosemary’s Baby, but it looks less scary. It could be fun.
Last seen on Hawaii Five-0, Terry O’Quinn will be guest starring starting this Sunday on Falling Skies on the basic cable network TNT.
I’ve never seen the show, but it’s produced by Steven Spielberg, and according to the show’s official site, it’s set “in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated.”
Terry will be appearing on two consecutive Sundays: August 12 and August 19, 2012 (which is the season finale) at 9:00 PM ET.
He plays Arthur Manchester, a former history professor who is a mentor to Tom Mason, the show’s main character.
The Touch pilot was LOST-like in several ways, with its mysteries, its eerie connections between characters, its explicit mention of fate and destiny and, especially, the way it ripped off (or paid homage to) the LOST numbers — not the exact numbers, of course, but the general idea of them. It’s even got a LOST alumnus — Titus Welliver (the Man in Black) in a crucial guest role (hat tip to Geri in the comments for recognizing Welliver). Continue reading →