Wait, Alfonso Cuarón created a TV show and no one told me about it?! Well I’m just going to have to check this out posthaste!
Okay, so that wasn’t terribly impressive.
There’s a girl with psychic powers and the forces of evil want her and for some reason the only one who can protect her is a death row inmate (he’s innocent, of course), and Delroy Lindo yadda yadda yadda it all looks pretty rote.
Oh wait, J.J. Abrams is an executive producer. That explains so much. Cuarón’s greatness is canceled out by Abrams’s blandness. I’ll probably watch the pilot, because Cuarón is directing it and I would follow him into Somalia, but at this stage I’m not too hopeful for this. The series is currently set to premiere after the 2014 Olympics.
Side note: actors Kyle MacLachlan and Jake McLaughlin are both on this show, which is hella confusing.