The live-action comic book series The Cape met a quick death at the hands of NBC, being pulled off the air without even airing the final episode. While the series was a tiny bit hokey, in the way you expect a comic book to be, it showed a lot of promise with a well-developed backstory, interesting plot twists and characters that you can empathize with. Friends of mine who hate sci-fi, fantasy or anything else slightly geeky became quick fans of the show and were frustrated along with the rest of us by its sudden disappearance and by the cliffhanger ending. Now, we’ll all finally have a chance to see the entire series on DVD, including the unaired episode. While we may never get all of our questions answered, hopefully the DVD will include some goodies to shed a bit of light on the mystery.
He’s righteous. He’s heroic. He’s The Cape. Vince Faraday (David Lyons, TV’s ER) is an honest cop on a corrupt police force. But when he’s framed for murder and presumed dead he finds that he must go into hiding leaving behind his wife Dana (Jennifer Ferrin, TV’s Life on Mars) and son Trip (Ryan Wynott, TV’s Flash Forward). Determined to battle the criminals who now control his hometown Vince takes the law into his own hands and becomes The Cape — his son’s favorite comic book superhero. Featuring an incredible supporting cast including James Frain (TV’s The Tudors), Keith David (Death at a Funeral), Summer Glau (TV’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Dorian Missick (The Manchurian Candidate), Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean), and Vinnie Jones (Snatch).
Pre-order your copy of The Cape: The Complete Series at Amazon, or look for it in your favorite video store on July 5th.