NBC Sets Date For Superhero Drama <i>The Cape</i>, Airs Promos

NBC gave its new superhero drama The Cape a boost with a pair of promo spots that aired during Sunday Night Football. They were particularly well-timed considering that earlier today the network announced it will premiere the series on Sunday, Jan. 9, with a two-hour episode before it slides into its regular time slot at 9 p.m. Monday beginning Jan. 17.

In case you've forgotten, The Cape stars David Lyons (ER) as Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who is framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. Forced to leave his wife Dana (Life on Mars' Jennifer Ferrin) and son Trip (FlashForward's Ryan Wynott) and go into hiding, Faraday assumes the identity of The Cape, his son’s favorite comic-book superhero, to take the law into his own hands.

The series also stars: James Frain (True Blood) as billionaire Peter Fleming, who moonlights as the killer Chess; Keith David (Death at a Funeral) as Max Malini, the ringleader of a circus gang of bank robbers who mentors Faraday; Summer Glau (Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) as Orwell, a blogger who wages war on crime in Palm City; and Dorian Missick (Six Degrees) as Marty Voyt, a former police detective and friend of Faraday.

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