Next Sunday, NBC will premiere the heavily promoted new action-drama series The Cape. We have some specifics on the premise as well as some clips from the premiere for you to check out.
The Cape takes place in the fictional Palm City and follows a cop who is framed for a crime he didn’t commit and forced to go into hiding while he attempts to clear his name. He takes on the the persona of his sons favorite comic book hero The Cape and sets out to fight evil. There’s a chance this show could be really great… or it could be a complete mess. Either way, it definitely looks worth checking out. Plus, it has James Frain (True Blood) and Summer Glau (Firefly), so it has that going for it right out of the gate.
Below is NBC’s description for the series and further down are some clips from the premiere.
From the producing team of Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun comes The Cape, about a man who lost everything and is about to take it all back. David Lyons (ER) stars as Vince Faraday, a cop framed for crimes he did not commit, forcing him to team up with a group of carnival misfits to take a new identity, fight crime and win his family back. Fueled by a desire to reunite with his wife, Dana (Jennifer Ferrin, Life on Mars) and son, Trip (Ryan Wynott, Flash Forward), Faraday becomes The Cape – his son’s favorite comic book superhero – taking the law into his own hands and battling the criminal forces that have overtaken Palm City.
The Cape Two-hour premiere airs Sunday, January 9 (9-11 p.m. ET); Encore premiere: Monday, January 10 (9-11 p.m. ET) after which the series will air Mondays on NBC (9-10 p.m. ET), beginning January 17.
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