2-hour Series Premiere Sunday, January 9, Airs Mondays beginning January 17 on NBC
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.
Rounding out the cast are James Frain (The Tudors) as billionaire Peter Fleming – The Cape’s Nemesis – who moonlights as the twisted killer, Chess; Keith David (Death at A Funeral) as Max Milani, the ringleader of a circus gang of bank robbers who mentors Vince Faraday and trains him to be The Cape; Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) as Orwell, an investigative blogger who wages war on crime and corruption in Palm City; Dorian Missick (Six Degrees) as Marty Voyt, a former police detective and friend to Faraday, Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean) as Rollo, member and unassuming muscle of the circus gang of bank robbers and Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) as Scales, resident thug and cohort of The Cape’s nemesis Chess.
Airs Mondays at 10:00 PM beginning January 17 on NBC
Emmy Award–winning writer/producer David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, The Practice, Ally McBeal) weaves his rich storytelling into a new legal dramedy starring Academy Award winner Kathy Bates in the title role — about how people can embrace the unexpected curveballs that life can throw at them.
Harriet “Harry” Korn (Kathy Bates, Misery, About Schmidt) doesn’t believe things happen for a reason, but she discovers that they sometimes do. A curmudgeonly ex-patent lawyer, Harry is abruptly fired from her blue chip law firm, forcing her to search for a fresh start. She finds it when her world unexpectedly collides, literally, with Malcolm Davies (Aml Ameen, Kidulthood), a kind-hearted college student who desperately needs Harry’s help with his pending court case, and who, subsequently, goes to work for her.
Harry soon finds her balance, as well as new offices, in an abandoned shoe store just as legal hotshot Adam Branch (Nate Corddry, The United States of Tara, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) accidentally runs into her with his car. Inspired by Harry’s no-nonsense understanding of the law, Adam decides to take leave of his shiny corporate firm to go to work with her. Harry, Adam and Malcolm – unlikely but kindred spirits – along with Harry’s shoe-savant assistant, Jenna (Brittany Snow, Hairspray, American Dreams), are now ready for whatever walks through the doors of their unique establishment – “Harriet’s Law and Fine Shoes.”