Full Trailer for NBC’s New Superhero Show The Cape

It may not be based on any comic book in existence, but NBC’s new superhero show “The Cape” might actually confuse people into thinking it is. At first I didn’t think the hero, a good cop framed and hunted by his city’s uber crooked law, would have any actual powers, but according to this three minutes-plus trailer, he actually does, with the help of some circus types led by the always awesome Keith David. Plus, that cape can do some pretty nifty things (re: it’s very comic book-y), and it helps that our hero knows kung fu. Or at least, it looks like he’s got some chopsr. And oh yeah, Summer Glau. Yow.

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.

Starring David Lyons, Jennifer Ferrin , Ryan Wynott, Dorian Missick , Anil Kumar, Summer Glau, James Frain, and Martin Klebba. The pilot co-stars movie bad guy Vinnie Jones as, what else, the pilot’s bad guy.

Fear the cape something in 2011 on NBC.



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

    That actually looked pretty sweet. I mean as a comic fan I am always leary of new properties, especially on tv, but this looks promising. A litte humor but they're playing it more serious than that campy crappy “Nightman” show. More like a better done “M.A.N.T.I.S.” or “Blade: the series.” I like the abilities the cape gives, and the whole “Fighting monks” aspect. And as you said Keith David is ALWAYS awesome. Don't believe me check out “Princess and the Frog.” Yup I just recommended a Disney flick. A good one too. But Back to “The Cape,” yeah much more fun than Heroes cause it's not afraid to embrace it's comic book roots.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    Wow, Nightman. Haven't heard of that one in a while. I can't believe that one actually became a TV show. I could think of a half dozen Malibu Comics property that would have made a better show.

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

    Oh but it did Nix, it did. From wiki:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Man

    Also do you remember the Ultraforce Cartoon spun out of the Malibu books featuring Prime, Harcase, and Prototype?

    I agree and Marvel was silly for cancelling the imprint and getting rid of the characters. They could've had their own universe like they did with the revamped Squadron Supreme (which started out as Supreme Power). They could still try and reinitroduce them in that way. i don't think they meshed well with the Marvel Universe though, so a separate universe would be best. Come on Marvel bring back Malibu comics.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    Haha, I remember Prototype. Their version of Iron Man as I recall. Well, pretty much every character in the Malibu U. was a Marvel U. copy with a new name and new color scheme. Of all the characters, my favorite was always Solitaire. But then again, I'm always more partial to the gun-toting vigilante types.

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

    What no love for Firearm? LoL. Yeah Malibu characters were pretty much rip-offs of Marvel, and to a lesser extent DC characters. Prime was Captain Marvel, and Topaz was an alien feminist WW. But still good fun.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    Agreed. I was kind of sad when they closed down shop. There were some good artwork, too. The art on Solitaire was solidly excellent throughout its short run.

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

    That actually looked pretty sweet. I mean as a comic fan I am always leary of new properties, especially on tv, but this looks promising. A litte humor but they're playing it more serious than that campy crappy “Nightman” show. More like a better done “M.A.N.T.I.S.” or “Blade: the series.” I like the abilities the cape gives, and the whole “Fighting monks” aspect. And as you said Keith David is ALWAYS awesome. Don't believe me check out “Princess and the Frog.” Yup I just recommended a Disney flick. A good one too. But Back to “The Cape,” yeah much more fun than Heroes cause it's not afraid to embrace it's comic book roots.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    Wow, Nightman. Haven't heard of that one in a while. I can't believe that one actually became a TV show. I could think of a half dozen Malibu Comics property that would have made a better show.

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

    Oh but it did Nix, it did. From wiki:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Man

    Also do you remember the Ultraforce Cartoon spun out of the Malibu books featuring Prime, Harcase, and Prototype?

    I agree and Marvel was silly for cancelling the imprint and getting rid of the characters. They could've had their own universe like they did with the revamped Squadron Supreme (which started out as Supreme Power). They could still try and reinitroduce them in that way. i don't think they meshed well with the Marvel Universe though, so a separate universe would be best. Come on Marvel bring back Malibu comics.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    Haha, I remember Prototype. Their version of Iron Man as I recall. Well, pretty much every character in the Malibu U. was a Marvel U. copy with a new name and new color scheme. Of all the characters, my favorite was always Solitaire. But then again, I'm always more partial to the gun-toting vigilante types.