Cuarón will direct the pilot, which he's co-write with Mark Friedman (of ABC series "The Forgotten" and film "Home Of the Brave"). The pilot will be produced by Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV -- Abrams, Cuarón, Friedman and Bryan Burk will executive produce.
Though better known for his work directing big screen features like "Y Tu Mamá También," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and the upcoming Sandra Bullock/George Clooney spaceship drama "Gravity," Cuarón got his start directing Mexican television. In 1993 he also helmed "Murder, Obliquely," an episode of Showtime's neo-noir anthology series "Fallen Angels" that starred Laura Dern as a woman hopelessly in love with a millionaire (Alan Rickman) obsessed with someone else (Diane Lane).
Abrams' Bad Robot currently has three shows on air -- "Fringe," which kicks off its final season this week, the new "Revolution" and the returning "Person of Interest."