Kyle MacLachlan to Star in J.J. Abrams' Believe TV Pilot

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Kyle MacLachlan to Star in J.J. Abrams' <i>Believe</i> TV Pilot

In between helping market the big-budget bonanza that is this summer’s Star Trek sequel and toiling under the intense pressure of developing a new Star Wars film, J.J. Abrams—believe it or not—still makes time to give the small screen his attention.

This pilot season, according to a round-up published in The Hollywood Reporter, the Alias and Lost co-creator has two projects set to grace the small screen. The first, titled Believe, finds Abram working with David Lynch VIP (and Harlem Shake participant) Kyle MacLachlan. Produced through Abrams’ Bad Robot, the pilot concerns the relationship between a young girl named Bo with a mysterious power and the young man tasked with protecting her from malevolent forces. The script will be penned by Children of Men director Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Friedman, who wrote the 2009 series The Forgotten.

The show also stars Jake McLaughlin, Delroy Lindo and Jamie Chung.

Abrams is also set to executive produce a yet untitled show from Fringe writer J.H. Wyman. A buddy cop show, the series is set in the near future where policemen are partnered with human-like androids. Michael Ealy and Lili Taylor are set to star.