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It’s one of the very few new shows I’m looking forward to in 2011. I’m talking about NBC’s “The Cape”, a superhero show that, shockingly, isn’t based on a comic book. Well, sort of. The character is based on a comic book within the show, so technically while he’s not based on a comic book character, he actually is. Get it? No? Whatever. It’s got Summer Glau playing the female lead, and she’s finally featured in one of the show’s short teaser clips. It’s also got Keith David acting all Keith David and awesome, and the good guy punching the crap out of Vinnie Jones, which is always worth the price of admission in itself.
Starring David Lyons as a framed cop who becomes The Cape, Keith David as his mentor, Summer Glau as a crusading blogger, James Frain as the Big Bad with Vinnie Jones as one of the baddies.
“The Cape” makes his first appearance Sunday, January 9, 2011, before moving to his regular time slot on Mondays starting January 17, 2010.
Bonus: Here’s an earlier promo and an extended preview clip released for the show a while back.