The Cape takes Manhattan

The Cape Premieres!

The superhero drama The Cape premieres January 9 and to promote it, the show is putting capes on 30 statues in Manhattan! If you live in NYC, you can get in on the action and win an iPad...which will give you super powers. Just kidding!

The Cape takes NYC

If you're like me and you love a man in a cape...ahem...walking around Manhattan is going to make you happy. In honor of Sunday's premiere of the new NBC show, The Cape, 30 famous statues will be draped with a cape. Yes, you could be walking around Central Park and run into a cape-wearing statue of Shakespeare! A stroll through Union Square will reveal the father of our country dressed up like a superhero! But don't worry. No one is getting in trouble for this little stunt.

NBC has partnered with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation for this event.

The statues will also have a plaque that details their greatest achievement and their similarities to Vince Faraday, played by David Lyons.

So, how do you get in on the fun?

Here are the instructions from NBC: "Visitors to the statues will be able to enter the 'Hero Behind the Cape' giveaway via FourSquare and Twitter. By checking in at the location of a statue, tweeting a picture of themselves with the statue with the hashtag #herobehindthecapeswps or by direct messaging the official Twitter handle (, fans can enter themselves into the drawing for the grand prize. One winner will be chosen each day between January 5-9 and receive an Apple iPad. The grand prize winner will receive the full "Hero" treatment in New York City: A luxurious dinner for two, limo service, two tickets to the taping of an NBC audience show and an Apple iPad -- an awesome prize."

The Cape premieres January 9

Official rules can be found at So start tweeting everyone! [Please, also put my Twitter handle, @jennabusch, in there too. I'd love to see your pictures with The Cape!]

Bonus...The Cape preview!

The Cape stars David Lyons and Summer Glau and arrives Sunday to give a new take on the superhero genre.

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Comments on "The Cape takes Manhattan"

dinkie January 06, 2011 | 4:21 PM

Highly anticipating the Cape. Can't wait to see Summer Glau back on television. I'm not to keen on hearing it compared to Heroes *shudders at thoughts of bad script-writing* though.

jabba January 06, 2011 | 4:18 PM

I think NBC thinks The Cape is the best of its midseason replacements.Monday at 9PM is the most watched hour of TV. The most positive sign is the excellent supporting cast. Keith David, James Frain, Vinnie Jones, and Summer Glau is one hell of a group to fill out a show with.

jeremy January 06, 2011 | 4:15 PM

Nice move NBC! This looks like it could turn into something.hope it does well, too. The creator of the series, Tom Wheeler, is SO passionate about the show. I hope it lives up to his expectations and ours (or at least those of us looking forward to it)

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