Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, X-Men: The Last Stand) has joined NBC’s The Cape, also starring David Lyons (ER) and Summer Glau (, Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles). Jones will play a villain “with a freakish skin condition that gives him the appearance of green and gold scales” called, wait for it…Scales.
I’m a little wary of the superhero hanging out at the circus after Heroes and the carnival scene, but Summer Glau and Vinnie Jones are a big draws and the trailer has a few intriguing moments. The story is about a city’s last good cop (Lyons), who is framed for murder and presumed dead. He goes into hiding and hooks up with a circus gang of bank robbers (yeah, that’s a new one) who help him take on the identity of his son’s favorite comic book hero. This is one of those give-it-an-episode-or-two-to-see-if-it-draws-me-in series.
Here’s the trailer:
Spider silk, stronger than Kevlar! Who knew?