The Cape Star Shares Reason Why Show Will Work
The Cape?, a new show featuring the dark underbelly of a city filled with corruption and greed with a comic book twist, premieres tonight. Star James Frain shared with the Hollywood Reporter some secrets from the set and why he thinks it will be a success.
Its a very ambitious show, so there are a lot of elements that have to come together, particularly the tension between it being something that is serious and very rooted but also quite fun and this need to have a light-hearted flavor to it. I think thatll be the secret, if the show works, thatll be the secret that drives it, Frain said.
The drama, created by Tom Wheeler, centers on police officer Vince Farraday, who is framed for murder and in response creates an alter ego based on a fictional comic he reads with his son. Taken in by circus performers, they provide him with his superhero ability and his cape.
James Frain (True Blood alum) plays a villain of the show, Palm City leader Peter Fleming and his alter ego, Chess. I play basically two guys, two characters fighting for the mind of one man. He has created this alter ego as a way of controlling the city, but it turns out that this character starts controlling him.
Of course Im nervous about ratings. Because it doesnt matter how good you think it is and it doesnt matter how good you think it is. At the end of the day, we all hand it over to the audience to decide. The people will decide. Its kind of like Gladiator. We get the thumbs up or not.
Audiences can decide tonight during the 2-hour premiere on NBC, starting at 9 p.m. It will move to its regular Monday night next week following Chuck.