Vince Faraday is a cop who has been framed for murder, leading him to fall off the grid and become the super hero known only as "The Cape."


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Series cast summary:
...  The Cape / ... 10 episodes, 2011
...  Max Malini 10 episodes, 2011
...  Orwell 10 episodes, 2011
...  Peter Fleming / ... 10 episodes, 2011
...  Dana Faraday 10 episodes, 2011
...  Trip Faraday 10 episodes, 2011
...  Marty Voyt 10 episodes, 2011
...  Rollo 10 episodes, 2011
...  Ruvi 8 episodes, 2011
...  Dominic Raoul / ... 6 episodes, 2011
...  Travis Hall 6 episodes, 2011
...  Raia 6 episodes, 2011


Vince Faraday is a cop who has been framed for murder, leading him to fall off the grid and become the super hero known only as "The Cape."

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The only way to clear his name is to take a new one. See more »


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Official Sites:

NBC [United States]



Release Date:

9 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Köpeny  »

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According to composer Bear McCreary, the orchestra sessions for the show use over 70 players, the most ever employed for a TV show. See more »


Referenced in Community: Paradigms of Human Memory (2011) See more »

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This Show is Terrible
21 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Of the last ten years, this show would have to be ranked number one on the worst list. It's just awful. The writing is bad, the acting is bad, the SFX are bad...there is literally nothing good about it. Everyone involved on this project, including those at NBC that approved it, should be ashamed of themselves.

The lead character suffers from the standard over-the-top do-gooder syndrome that every television cop and D.A. suffers from. Though he pulls it off in a really bad and campy kind of way, rather than the "I want to puke your so GOOD," kind of way that you see of Eliot Stabler on Law and Order: SVU. Likewise, The Cape's wife...err...widow?...whatever, suffers from the same standard overworked D.A. "oh my god, I can't protect them all" syndrome. The actual cape itself is shaping up to be it's own character and the writers have already gone back on what they originally said. Originally, the cape was stated to be weighted, able to stretch and flex, and was spun from spider silk making it stronger than Kevlar. OK. That's a little far fetched but it is somewhat in the realm of believability. With the episode titled "Kosmo," the cape suddenly grants superhuman strength and is able to rip a closed door off a truck. When was that ability added in? Oh, right...never. It just looked good and the writers suck horribly.

Believe this: If you watch this show it will be an hour of your life you will never get back and you are most likely going to miss that hour.

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