For some reason unbeknownst to the entire world, NBC has decided to pick up a new superhero series called The Cape written by Tom Wheeler who did the mini-series Empire for ABC in 2005. Hmm… doesn’t NBC already have a superhero series? Maybe they should be paying more attention to that rather than trying to find its replacement. Although, maybe there’s something to this one… let’s take a look at the description.
Set in the fictional Jefferson City, (a Los Angeles-type city where corrupt private industries are taking over everything") a former cop framed for a crime who becomes the Cape, a masked hero, to clear his name and reunite with his son.
Nope, not at all…. Couldn’t they have least used some kind of “BOOM!” or “POW!” to spice up the description? I don’t about you, but NBC has really worn out its welcome regarding superhero series. One fledgling series is enough for me.
Still, there might be something to this as its executive produced by one time ABC exec, Lloyd Braun. The man who green lit Lost before getting blamed for all of ABC’s problems and canned. (Spoilers: It wasn’t his fault.)
What say you? Are you ready for NBC to ruin superheroes any more? Does The Cape sound like something you’d like to see? Is there any way that this could be good?