Sunday, May 16, 2010

NBC Picks Up "The Cape"

NBC has picked up the one-hour superhero drama "The Cape" as a series for next season, from Universal Media Studios and BermanBraun productions. Executive producers are creator Thomas Wheeler, director Simon West ("Human Target"), Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein.

The series stars David Lyons as 'Vince Faraday', an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. Forced into hiding, Faraday leaves behind his wife 'Dana' (Jennifer Ferrin) and son, 'Trip' (Ryan Wynott).

"...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..."

Also in the cast are James Frain as billionaire 'Peter Fleming', Keith David as 'Max Malini', ringleader of a circus gang of bank robbers who mentors Faraday, Summer Glau as 'Orwell', an investigative blogger who wages war on crime and Dorian Missick as 'Marty Voyt', former police detective and friend to Faraday.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Cape"...