There hasn't been much talk about The Cape since San Diego Comic-Con in July which leads me to worry slightly for the show already but it's set as a midseason replacement. Here's NBC's official summary:
Officer Vince Faraday was a good cop trying to clean up a corrupt city. Framed for murder and left for dead, he suddenly found himself separated from his wife and son and forced into hiding. Now, inspired by his son's favorite comic book hero, he's taking the law into his own hands, and playing a deadly game of chess with the powerful kingpin who framed him. With the hope of one day reuniting with his family, The Cape is sending a loud message to all criminals... run.Sounds like regular ol' comic book, right? The star of the show is David Lyons who had a previous relationship with NBC starring as Dr. Simon Brenner on E.R. And of course a superhero story wouldn't be complete without villains. In steps James Frain (formerly psycho vampire Franklin Mott from True Blood) and Vinnie Jones (Snatch, X-Men: The Last Stand). Jones plays a reptilian criminal called Scales while Frain is a billionaire who calls himself Chess. Best of all? The Cape also stars Summer Glau! She's an investigative blogger who joins with Faraday to help clean up the city.
"No one has any real powers. It’s about cunning and skill. It’s very serious in its intent. But it’s also light in the way it’s played," Frain told Entertainment Weekly. "It is closer to Batman in that the people don’t have powers. Supervillain equals job security as long as people like the show and we get picked up."
So, do you think you'll give The Cape a shot if and when it airs? Do you think it will grab an audience and stay on the air for a few seasons like Heroes did?