TV's sci-fi goddess Summer Glau will head into a different kind of genre with a new NBC pilot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Glau has joined the cast of The Cape.

The series revolves around an ex-cop (David Lyons) who is framed as a criminal, so he hits the streets as the costumed hero The Cape in order to clear his name. Glau will play an investigative blogger who tenaciously goes after crooked cops and masked villains... and has no problem getting physical as well.

Simon West is directing the pilot. Glau previously starred in such cult TV series as Joss Whedon's /tv/firefly/Firefly, Josh Friedman's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and most recently with a turn in Whedon's latest series, Dollhouse