UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – January 5, 2011 – NBC is offering viewers a sneak peek at the new NBC series “The Cape” (two-hour premiere Sunday, January 9, 9-11p.m. ET). In a special promotion, DC Comics will offer viewers the chance to view the one-hour pilot episode of “The Cape” via their free comic book iPad application during the week preceding the show’s premiere on NBC – January 5 through January 8. This is the first time DC Comics has offered long form video through their iPad application (which is also available for the iPhone) and Digital Comics Store. “The Cape” will move to its regular timeslot on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET starting January 17th. The series stars David Lyons (“ER”) as Vince Faraday, a cop who is unjustly accused of a crime and becomes a secret crime fighter.
“We wanted to offer viewers a chance to take an advance peek at our exciting new series and what better partner than DC Comics, whose audience is devoted to the comic book genre from which ‘The Cape,’ draws its inspiration,” said Adam Stotsky, President, NBC Marketing. “We know fans will love ‘Vince Faraday’ and his many adventures as an underground crime fighter.”
To download the DC Comics application, visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dc-comics/id378080432?mt=8 .