‘The Cape’ On-Air Promo Trailer; Premiere Date Announced

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nbcthecapepremiere The Cape On Air Promo Trailer; Premiere Date Announced

Almost a year after the announcement that NBC would be picking up the superhero drama The Cape, the freshman series has finally received it’s official premiere date.

On Sunday, January 9, 2011, the American public will bear witness to NBC’s newest foray into the fantastical world of superheroes with a two-hour series premiere. After that, The Cape will move to its normal timeslot on Monday nights, for the completion of its 13 episode run.

Check out an official synopsis for the show below:

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, Vince Faraday becomes “The Cape” – his son’s favorite comic book superhero – and takes the law into his own hands.

What NBC’s PR department left out is the fact that after being left for dead, Faraday is rescued by a circus gang of bank robbers and after recovering from his injuries, the ring leader, Max Malini (Keith David), teaches him the ways of mysticism, which allows him to successfully take on “The Cape” moniker. Helping “The Cape” wage his war against crime is investigative blogger, Orwell (Summer Glau).

Of course, no superhero series is complete without an arch nemesis. In that regard, The Cape’s focus will be on taking down the evil “Chess,” alter-ego of billionaire Peter Fleming (James Frain), who is the man responsible for framing Faraday.

Accompanying the scheduling news is the new trailer for The Cape. While the previous trailer released earlier this year provided a more in-depth look at what viewers can expect from the series, this latest on-air promo is meant to generate curiosity and intrigue. While it’s hard to say if that goal was accomplished, I will admit that the series looks interesting… and yet, something feels a bit off.

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Following the rollercoaster success that NBC received with Heroes‘ first season, I can understand the notion of implementing a new superhero series. Unfortunately, The Cape feels more like a mixture of many current series that have already saturated the television landscape. In some moments, the series feels refreshing and exciting… and then at other moments, it feels like a terrible drama on The CW.

Hopefully I’ll be able to take a look at the first episode soon and see how everything is coming together. Perhaps I’m wrong. Although, I have pretty good instincts about this type of thing.

You can take a look at the promo trailer and previous trailer below:

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The Cape premieres Sunday, January 9, on NBC

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  1. Well, that looks terrible.

    I’m gonna say something here, it will proabably make me (more) unpopular, but I am sick to death of Superheroes on TV and at the cinema. These things used to be special, now they are so commonplace that they are nothing special anymore, a comic book movie used to be an event and now it happens every six months.

    What used to be on tv and cineman screens before the superhero revival?

    • Sitcoms.

      • There are still dozens of sitcoms on now. This influx of comic book and superhero properties has completely doused the fires of creativity,
        “Ok, we need a cool new tv show/film… Well, lets just adapt a comic…Done!”

        • LOL…Why not just have Summer Glau in the title role, I’d rather see her kicking ass as the main.

          • I’d rather just see her ass :)

            • Agreed

            • DSB, you truly are wise in your young years my friend LOL.

              • Thank you sir.

        • I think where you go wrong here DSB is that it’s not so much there are so many superhero movies and TV shows, it’s the complete lack of originality in both respects. Although, I thought that shows like ‘Heroes’ had potential to be something different (and great) they all eventually fizzle out into nothing but mindless cheese, and that is what the real problem is.

          Side note: Agreed. I would rather see Sumer Glau’s ass.

    • Agreed.

    • DSM,

      Wait, wait, wait – you think Smallville is the greatest thing since sliced bread, and this looks BAD to you?

      Uh, OK.

      Not saying it looks great, but it certainly doesn’t look much worse. 8)

      Vic

      • I’m not a big fan of sliced bread.

        Smallville has the fact that its Superman, and I’ve grown up watching it.

        I would rank Smallville in my top 5 favourite shows. It’s not no.1 though.

    • I am sick to death of second rate stupid superhero shows. No Ordinary Family now the Cape. Heroes was awesome no doubt but I would have liked it better if it would have been X-Men. As far as this show goes. I think it will be good… FOR ME TO POOP ON!!! I absolutely hate NBC. I have been mad at them since the cut off My name is Earl in mid-season. I was also mad that they didn’t do another season of Heroes. They could have fixed there ratings problems really easily if they would have put it on another night. Instead they put it on Monday Night, up against WWE Raw and Monday Night Football. Well, there goes your demographic smart guys. I think they are mad that Disney won’t give them the rights to Dr. Strange. That is pretty much what this looks like. Maybe with some Moon Knight mixed in.

  2. See if I had that wiffle bat none of this would be happening.

    • LOL

    • lol

  3. Ok wait it has Vinnie in it… I may watch it just for him. Is he a reoccurred role or just a thug?

    • Vinnie Jones will be a regular. He plays “Scales.” A bad guy with, well, scales.

      • Summer and Vinnie are a good enough reason for me to watch.Vinnie is just a riot in ANYTHING he does.

        • Apart from XMen 3. There is nothing cool about that.

          • Well true…but the line “I’m Juggernaut b****” is classic :)

  4. I might be the only one to notice, but that image all the way at the top? I totally was thinking, “Oh, holy hell, it’s Mysterion from South Park!”

    • Lol, now that would just be awesome

  5. What time slot on Monday,and what time slot is the pilot airing remember its a two hour pilot?

    Thanks

    Signed

    Christiaan

  6. He should join coon & friends. Actually the justice league should just be annexed by coon & friends

    • *Like*

  7. Don’t try to distract me with this show NBC… I am still unhappy with this network about them cancelling Knight Rider, and I still want that show back before I watch anything else from Nbc…

  8. Well this, at the very least, lets us know a new Spawn movie could be awesome.

  9. I actually kinda like it. I like that he’s a family man. Admittedly his powers are a tad lame but it’s about as close as we are ever going to get to a sequel to Unbreakable so I’ll watch it.

    Besides it has a little person with a pipewrench. “Say hello to Dorothy b****.” Damn good line.

  10. I have to say it didn’t look that bad. Definitely worth watching the pilot at the very least.

  11. Does Anybody else think that Summer should be Wonderwoman already I mean jezz just give her the damn role or maybe Scarlett Witch if they ever put her in a film

    • She’s not curvy enough to be Wonder Woman.

      • Besides that she’s a bit butterfaced.