NBC to Produce New Comic Book TV Show

The Cape, a costumed hero drama, will debut on NBC’s new 2010/2011 schedule in the fall!

It’s not a comic book show in the way of being based on a comic, but it stars a costumed vigilante, which is totally comic book territory. The network describes the series as follows:

"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. "The Cape" is a Universal Media Studios and BermanBraun production from executive producer/creator Thomas Wheeler ("Empire"), executive producer/director Simon West ("Con Air"), the executive producing team of Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun (NBC’s "Mercy), and executive producer Gene Stein ("Accidentally on Purpose").

It’s a good sign that NBC is taking a chance on another comic-booky property after just canceling Heroes, but fans of the latter show may be a little displeased. This reporter also wonders if the network wouldn’t be better off adopting an actual comics property, rather than trying to create their own.

Check out a preview of the show here:

Source: SuperHeroHype
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Posted originally: 2010-05-17 16:47:42

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