ER Stars Join NBC's Citizen-Superhero Show "The Cape" And The CW'S "La Femme Nikita" RevampS

Former stars of NBC's ER are moving over to genre shows. David Lyons will play the lead in The Cape, a cop who becomes a masked hero to clear his name. And other ER stars are joining two other shows.

Meanwhile, ER's Shane West will play the male lead in The CW's Nikita, a revamp of the movie and TV series La Femme Nikita. West plays Michael, who recruits a new superspy/assassin Nikita (Maggie Q) to help him track down the original Nikita, who's gone rogue from their top-secret government organization.

And ER's Laura Innes joined the cast of NBC's The Event, which may or may not turn out to have science-fictional elements. Innes plays the leader of the inmates of a top-secret Alaska prison, the Mount Inostranka Facility. And whatever is going on at that facility, it's part of a conspiracy so huge, the evildoers in the government are willing to assassinate the president to cover it up. (Bizarre scientific experiments? We can only hope.) [The Futon Critic]