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Summer Glau moves to 'The Cape'

THR EXCLUSIVE

Summer Glau is back.

Glau, who has probably starred in more cult sci-fi series than any other actress, with stints on Fox's "Firefly," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and "Dollhouse," has joined NBC's superhero-themed drama pilot "The Cape" in a leading role.

In the pilot, directed by Simon West, a former cop (David Lyons) is set up as a criminal and becomes a masked hero, the Cape, to clear his name.


Glau will play Orwell, a cute and intrepid investigative blogger who fearlessly goes after corrupt cops and costumed bad guys.

And yes, she gets physical and is quite capable of kicking ass.

Glau will next be seen in the Lifetime Movie Network film "Deadly Honeymoon."