NBC Buys Drama from J.J. Abrams, 'Harry Potter' Director Deadline

NBC has given a pilot production commitment to a project from J.J. Abrams and filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, who received Oscar nominations for writing "Y Tu Mama Tambien" and "Children of Men," both of which he also directed, reports

The project, Cuaron's first entry into U.S. television, is about a girl with powers that will mature in seven years, and a man who is released from prison who tries to protect her, the story says.

The untitled project is from Warner Bros. TV and Abrams' studio-based Bad Robot, according the piece.

Cuaron also directed “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”