If you’re a sci-fi fanboy (or girl) the name Summer Glau should ring a bell. The actress has appeared in several cult television series including  Joss Whedon’sFirefly” and “Dollhouse,” plus the recently canceled “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” According to THR, Glau has landed another gig that will have her fighting bad guys called “The Cape,” which is a newly ordered pilot for NBC.

Glau has landed the leading role in “The Cape,” which is a superhero themed drama about “a cute and intrepid investigative blogger who fearlessly goes after corrupt cops and costumed bad guys.” She’ll star opposite David Lyons who’ll appear as “a former cop who’s set up as a criminal and becomes a masked hero, the Cape, to clear his name.” If Lyons’ name sounds familiar it’s probably from his run during the final seasons of “ER” as Dr. Simon Brenner.

Summer Glau is one of my favorite kick ass actresses and I’m happy to hear that she’s landed a new gig, but I do NOT trust NBC with shows that have superhero premises. “Heroes” had one season of greatness and went to the sh*tter never to reclaim its former glory and “The Bionic Woman” remake was a mediocre mess. Hopefully the script for this show is a lot more promising than the premise. I’d love to see Summer back in action again, but don’t put her in something only to treat it like the red-headed step-child.

What do you think about the premise of The Cape? Do you think the show has a fighting chance? Will you watch?