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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.