NBC hasn’t officially announced that The Cape is canceled, but a notice on their official site should give a hint about the show’s future.
Remember the fact that they ordered ten episodes, with the tenth still unscheduled?
Well, NBC has now posted this:
Flash: The creators of The Cape are prepping an exclusive episode just for online fans! Keep watching this site in the days ahead to see a full-length special episode.
The episode, which we imagine is called “Endgame” and hopefully provides an actual, satisfying conclusion to the series, is going online only. Which means we probably won’t see it on NBC. Maybe it’ll be televised during a Syfy marathon or something? And hopefully we’ll get a DVD sometime.
The Cape unfortunately just didn’t catch on enough to have the ratings NBC would have wanted. The premiere did well and it was kind of downhill from there. Many people were dismissive without even watching, and some might not have been into the comic book style pacing. Others might have just preferred a fifth season of Heroes regardless of how that show went downhill.
Despite not showing the final episode, I think The Cape was at least given a chance. The show was heavily promoted – at least leading to its premiere – and it had a good timeslot following Chuck. But unfortunately, The Cape didn’t click.
I thank the cast and crew of The Cape who put a lot of effort into doing the show. There were some great actors in front of the camera and some good talent behind it, too. If the show is indeed over, I’d love to see Tom Wheeler do something in the comic book genre again (you did say you were a Daredevil and Power Man & Iron Fist fan right?)
I’d also like to thank the people who visited CapeSite.net in the show’s short existence. Maybe it was kind of crazy to create another individual site in the network… but I know the comic book/genre type stuff seems to work well and be liked around here. And if I’m writing an epitaph for The Cape and it ends up coming back – I’ll feel silly for this post, but I’ll be more than happy to take it back if I’m wrong.
The Cape sub-forum will still exist, even after the show is gone… so I hope to see you there.
And one last word – a special shout-out to one of the best parts of the show: the opening credits, with the theme by Bear McCreary… great stuff.
I’ll post an update when the 10th episode is online.