Scoop: Cape Alum David Lyons Joins NBC’s J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke-Produced Drama Pilot

Former Cape crusader David Lyons is returning to NBC with a co-starring role in one of the Peacock’s hottest pilots — the Untitled J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke Project (formerly Revolution), TVLine has learned.

He’ll play Bass, a part that was originally earmarked for Twilight’s Billy Burke (who has now assumed the lead role of Miles).

The thriller is described as a high-octane action drama following a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.

The ensemble also includes former Breaking Bad evildoer Giancarlo Esposito as a hard-as-steel military man with a genteel southern manner who may not always be what he seems.

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19 Comments
  1. Dee says:

    If Kripke gets *half* as lucky in casting this as he did his first one, the show should be great!

    Looking forward to it.

  2. Brian says:

    Wait… If all forms of energy ceased to exist, wouldn’t that basically mean nothing exists including the Earth itself and these characters…?

    • Superhero says:

      Goddamn it, how many times have people asked this? It’s just a poorly written description. It obviously doesn’t refer to EVERY form of energy, just electricity and the likes. Use your brains, people.

      • Brian says:

        Maybe when summarizing a plot, the network that sent out the description should use their brains. I haven’t read every single article on this site, so how am I supposed to know that it’s been asked? Settle down, Superhero.

        • Superhero says:

          Yes, they should’ve been more careful when making the description. At the same time, is it really THAT hard to deduce that it doesn’t actually mean ALL forms of energy?

  3. bad kevin says:

    Someone forgot to mention him playing Dr. Simon Brenner on ER.

  4. Kim says:

    He was incredibly hot in “The Cape.” In this picture he looks like he needs to eat.

  5. Maria Pompeo says:

    Six Seasons and a Movie!!

  6. I agree with you 200%. After watching a few episodes, I have checked the internet if Sam and Dean are real brothers and was surprised to see they are not.

  7. chrisdvanne says:

    Good for him!
    Despite its many flaws, i found The Cape entertaining and most of all i liked Summer Glau :)

    Fansite Summer Glau Wiki reports that the beautiful and talented Summer Glau will be seen next in a drama pilot for TNT “Scent of the Missing”.

  8. sam&deanlicker says:

    I don’t think David Lyons is a good fit for any TV show. He just doesn’t do anything for me. I’m more inclined to stay away from anything he’s in. Billy Burke could never compare to Jeffrey Dean Morgan. I will have to know more about this show.

  9. Dragormir says:

    Screw that, bring back the Cape. David Lyons was much better in his tights and that ridiculous cloak than anything else on tv at the time. Can we have that back, NBC? (Because camp would be so much better than anything else you could put up.)

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