Summer Glau in The Cape

NBC’s ‘The Cape’ TV SHow Debuts this Sunday – iPad Preview Available

With a happy new year comes new season premieres, and one of the shows comic fans are probably most interested in/apprehensive about is NBC’s The Cape.

The show stars ER’s David Lyons as Vince Faraday, a police officer turned vigilante after being accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Faraday adopts the guise of his son’s favourite comic book character, while receiving superhero training from criminal circus ringleader Max Malini (Keith David).

The Cape has all the makings of a fun show: action, adventure, a nifty “power” (Faraday uses his cape as an extension of his body, sort of like an acrobatic Spawn) and Summer Glau. On the other hand, it could turn out to be dull, derivative nonsense. Fingers crossed, then…

Summer Glau in The Cape

Summer Glau in The Cape

NBC has made the pilot accessible to iPad owners, fittingly in partnership with DC Comics, before the series debuts with a 2-hour special on Sunday 9th January. No news on a UK release yet. But hey, us Brits are used to it.

Check out the promo video below:

Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).

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