First Look at NBC’s New Superhero Show The Cape

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The boys at Capesite have your first look at the new superhero show “The Cape”, which has just been picked up as a series by NBC. Why do we care about “The Cape”? Well, even though the hero doesn’t actually have any powers, and is actually just a disgraced cop in disguise, the show co-stars the most awesomest of all Joss Whedon girls, Summer Glau as the female lead.

Here’s what it’s all about:

“The Cape” is a one-hour drama series starring David Lyons (“ER”) as Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. He is forced into hiding, leaving behind his wife, Dana (Jennifer Ferrin, “Life on Mars”) and son, Trip (Ryan Wynott, “Flash Forward”). Fueled by a desire to reunite with his family and to battle the criminal forces that have overtaken Palm City, Faraday becomes “The Cape” his son’s favorite comic book superhero — and takes the law into his own hands. Rounding out the cast are James Frain (“The Tudors”) as billionaire Peter Fleming – The Cape’s nemesis – who moonlights as the twisted killer: Chess; Keith David (“Death at a Funeral”) as Max Malini, the ringleader of a circus gang of bank robbers who mentors Vince Faraday and trains him to be The Cape; Summer Glau (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) as Orwell, an investigative blogger who wages war on crime and corruption in Palm City; and Dorian Missick (“Six Degrees”) as Marty Voyt, a former police detective and friend to Faraday.

Look for it on NBC’s Fall 2010 schedule.

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    It's an interesting premise, and at least it's sticking to the whole hero thing without floundering on what should be done. Its a more straight forward attempt at a superhero/comic tv show.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    It's an interesting premise, and at least it's sticking to the whole hero thing without floundering on what should be done. Its a more straight forward attempt at a superhero/comic tv show. We haven't had anything like this since M.A.N.T.I.S., Blade and the horrid Nightman. Hope this does better. I always said Unbreakable would've made a great tv show. PLUS Summer Glau! BONUS!!