17 May 2010

No More Capeless Heroes on NBC

Its official, NBC has canceled Heroes. There is still a chance that Volume 6: Brave New World may get made as a special event movie. Anyways, out with the old and in with the new. NBC will instead be showing a series titled The Cape. Here is the series description:

"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").

And some clips:

Is this a worthy replacement? All I know is that by the end, even though I somewhat enjoyed heroes, I was watching it more out of habit than because it was good. I am kind of relieved to have an hour of my life back each week. I will reserve judgment for this until I see a bit more, but I will say the show looks less cheesy than the title sounds, but it still looks in the territory of Smallville.


  1. Let's just hope it is somewhat viewable and both finds and keeps an audience. Why? Simply because I love some of the actors involved. James Frain and Keith David, both excellent actors, gorgeous men with deep sexy voices. Does that make me shallow?

    Hey, I was raised with lots of brothers and read many many comic books in my youth. Also a good reason.

  2. Looks more like a raincoat to me.