Some casting news has come in for The CW’s midseason replacement series “Cult,” and thanks to the magic of Twitter and the interwebs, we have all the details you need right here. Hopefully we’ll also get word on a premiere date soon!
First up is Ben Hollinsworth (“Suits,” Cabin Fever: Patient Zero), who will portray recurring character Peter Grey. According to ZAP2it Grey works as an associate producer on the show-within-the show, also known as “Cult.” He recently tweeted via @hollingsworthb: “This happens a lot @ work. #reading Ep 3 of #cult #cw has never aired anything like this before.
Next is Stacey Farber (“Degrassi: The Next Generation,” “18 to Life”), about whom @cultwriters tweeted, “okay, we’re just a little excited about @staceyfarber18 joining the #cult family. say hi!” Per TVLine she’ll also be recurring as E.J., a tech-savvy young woman who works with Matt Davis’ character, Jeff, and helps him in the search for his sibling.
Investigative journalist Jeff Sefton has learned to laugh off his brother Nate’s relentless string of obsessions, especially his latest rant that a hit TV show intends to harm him. However, when his brother mysteriously disappears, Jeff takes Nate’s paranoia seriously and in the process uncovers the dark underworld of the TV show “Cult” and its rabid fans. The only person who seems willing to help Jeff with his investigation is Skye, a young research assistant for “Cult,” who has also started to grow suspicious of the increasingly dark happenings surrounding the show. The fictitious show, centered on the cat-and-mouse game between charismatic cult leader Billy Grimm and LAPD detective Kelly Collins, has become an obsession for its viewers – and now some of its devotees seem to be taking their fixation to deadly extremes in the real world. As Jeff and Skye dig deeper into the fan world, they discover that the gruesome plot twists on television are much more than fantasy for some very unfortunate people. The hardcore fans of “Cult” would kill to see what happens next…
The series stars Matt Davis (“The Vampire Diaries”) as Jeff Sefton, Jessica Lucas (“Melrose Place,” Cloverfield) as Skye Yarrow, Alona Tal (“Supernatural”) as Kelly Collins, and Robert Knepper (“Prison Break,” “Shameless”) as Billy Grimm. “Cult” is from Fake Empire and Rockne S. O’Bannon Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Rockne S. O’Bannon (“Farscape,” “V”), Josh Schwartz (“Chuck,” “Gossip Girl”), Stephanie Savage (“Hart of Dixie,” “Gossip Girl”), Len Goldstein (“Hart of Dixie”), and Jason Ensler (“Franklin & Bash,” “Hart of Dixie”). The pilot was directed by Jason Ensler and written by Rockne S. O’Bannon.
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