As if it was any surprise after the success of some big-time Hollywood superhero films in the past few years, NBC is jumping back on the comic genre bandwagon with their newest drama, The Cape. The show veers away from most of the problems that fans had with Heroes and sticks to a classier, more “silver age” style of heroics. Also, no pesky superpowers.
We wouldn’t want you to get lost in translation, so here’s how NBC describes the show.
“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, Vince Faraday becomes “The Cape” – his son’s favorite comic book superhero – and takes the law into his own hands.
Combine this with roles filled out by Craig David, Summer Glau, and Vinnie Jones, this could either turn out to be an amazing show…or the worst thing we’ve seen since 2006’s Ultra starring Lena Headey.
Check out a full new preview of the show after the jump, and be sure to catch The Cape in all of it’s glory this fall on NBC.