Summer Glau joins NBC's 'The Cape'

summer-glau-wi-320.jpgNBC has signed "Firefly" and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" star Summer Glau for its pilot "The Cape."

The superhero-themed pilot stars David Lyons ("ER") as a cop who's framed for a crime and takes on a masked-hero alter ego in an effort to clear his name. Glau will play a blogger who exposes corruption and "masked bad guys," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The story also notes that her character "is quite capable of kicking ass."

The pilot, written by Tom Wheeler ("Empire") and to be directed by Simon West ("Human Target," "Con Air"), also stars James Frain ("The Tudors") as a villain.

Glau is the second "Firefly"/"Serenity" alum to join an NBC pilot this week. Alan Tudyk signed on to "The Rockford Files" earlier in the week.

Her other credits include a guest arc on "Dollhouse," "The 4400" and "The Unit." She also played herself on an episode of "The Big Bang Theory" last year.

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