No doubt like most of you, I’ve viewed the promos for NBC’s upcoming superhero series ‘The Cape’ with disdain. It looks like a third-rate knockoff of the worst season of ‘Heroes‘. And that’s no small feat to make a show look worse than ‘Heroes’. Someone really has to be trying hard to make that happen. Yet here I am begrudgingly admitting that the latest ads have convinced me to at least watch the pilot episode. Why? Two words: Summer Glau.
Sci-fi fans (and nerds in general) first fell in love with Summer Glau for her role as River Tam in ‘Firefly‘ and ‘Serenity‘. She capitalized on that with a two-season run in ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles‘, and recently made guest appearances in ‘Dollhouse‘, ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ (as herself), and ‘Chuck‘. She also performed the voice of Supergirl in the animated ‘Superman/Batman: Apocalypse‘ movie. Glau has nerd cred out the wazoo.
Here’s the promo that plays up her participation in the new show:
The role is being described as a sexy crime-fighting blogger named Orwell.
This show is going to be atrocious, isn’t it? I guess we’ll know exactly how atrocious when it premieres on January 9th.