Cult

Investigative journalist Jeff Sefton (Matt Davis, “The Vampire Diaries”) has learned to live with his younger 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 fictitious show, centered on the cat-and-mouse game between a charismatic cult leader and the detective who was once a cult member, 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.

In the parallel worlds of the show-within-a-show, the cult’s leader, Billy Grimm, is played by actor Roger Reeves (the double role of Billy/Roger is played by Robert Knepper, “Prison Break,” “Shameless”). Roger plays Billy as a compelling but ruthless leader, a man whose primary agenda is winning back his former follower and lover, Kelly Collins, played by actress Marti Gerritsen (the double role of Kelly/Marti is played by Alona Tal, “Supernatural,” “The Killing”). Since escaping from the cult, Kelly has become an LAPD detective. When her sister is kidnapped, Kelly finds herself drawn back into an investigation of the group’s activities, and she struggles to keep Billy at a safe distance, knowing he would stop at nothing to get her back. As the television show grows in popularity, cast members Roger and Marti feel the effects in their “real” lives – Roger isn’t sure who he can trust, and Marti is beginning to realize that being the star of this particular show may have truly dangerous consequences.

The only person who seems willing to help Jeff with his investigation into this double world is Skye Yarrow (Jessica Lucas, “Melrose Place,” “Cloverfield”), a young research assistant for “Cult” who has also started to grow suspicious of the increasingly dark happenings surrounding the show. Jeff and Skye are both driven by personal reasons to uncover the mysteries surrounding “Cult.” Jeff is focused on finding Nate, the brother he raised following the death of their parents, while Skye is searching for answers about her father, who went missing 10 years ago and is presumed dead. All Skye knows is that her father was investigating Steven Rae, the reclusive executive producer/writer who created “Cult.” In fact, she took the job on the show in order to make contact with Rae and see if he will answer her questions. Jeff and Skye are practically strangers to each other, but they are united by the common goal of finding out what happened to their family members.

Jeff will need all of the investigative skills he honed as a journalist to make sense of the treacherous world he and Skye have entered. It soon becomes clear to Jeff and Skye that the gruesome plot twists on this television show 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,” “The Killing”) 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”) and Len Goldstein (“Hart of Dixie”).

 

Cult Fri 8p

Guest Stars Galore on a Full Night of “Cult”

A full night of “Cult” starts at 8 pm on the set of the television show “Cult,” Skye (Jessica Lucas) consoles Edie MacDonald (guest star Shauna Johannesen), the actress who plays Meadow, after she confesses [...]

CW69–07/01/2013

Cult Fri 8p

A Full Night Event of “Cult”

A full night of “Cult” starts at 8 pm with Jeff (Matt Davis) and Skye (Jessica Lucas) struggle to find evidence against Sakelik (guest star Aisha Hinds, “Weeds”) to use as leverage to gain information [...]

CW69–06/25/2013

Cult Friday 9p

Obba Babatunde Guest Stars on Cult

Skye (Jessica Lucas) collapses the morning after the “Cult” fan party, suffering a serious reaction to the drug she was slipped. The doctors urge Jeff (Matt Davis) to locate a sample of the drug so [...]

CW69–03/26/2013

Cult Friday 9p

Jeffery Pierce Guest Stars on Cult

Jeff (Matt Davis) receives news that one of Nate’s friends might be planning something at an upcoming “Cult” fan costume party, so Jeff and Skye (Jessica Lucas) attend the party dressed as Billy and Kelly. [...]

CW69–03/20/2013

CULT -- ‘The Kiss’ -- Pictured (L-R): Robert Knepper as Billy/Roger and  Alona Tal as Marti/Kelly - Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW ©2012 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved

Dangerous Game of Role Playing

A DANGEROUS GAME OF ROLE PLAYING — Jeff (Matt Davis) finds a surprise visitor in Nate’s apartment who tells him about a dangerous on-campus game that Nate had been hosting known as “Being Billy,” which [...]

CW69–03/20/2013

Cult Friday 9pm

The Notebook

Jeff (Matt Davis) tells Skye (Jessica Lucas) about Ama (guest star Neelam Khabra), a woman he met on a “Cult” fan site who claims that her husband is missing after becoming obsessed with the show. [...]

03/12/2013

Pilot

CULT Preview: Being Billy

A DANGEROUS GAME OF ROLE PLAYING — Jeff (Matt Davis) finds a surprise visitor in Nate’s apartment who tells him about a dangerous on-campus game that Nate had been hosting known as “Being Billy,” which [...]

03/06/2013

Pilot

CULT Preview: In the Blood

STACEY FARBER (“DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION,” “18 TO LIFE”) GUEST STARS IN THIS EPISODE — Jeff (Matt Davis) enlists tech-savvy E.J. (guest star Stacy Farber “Degrassi: The Next Generation”) to help in his search for his brother Nate (guest [...]

02/22/2013

Interview with Alona Tal and Robert Knepper. "Cult". The CW Network. From CW Pittsburgh.

Video Interview with CULT stars Alona Tal and Robert Knepper

Melissa from Pittsburgh’s CW Green Team had a chance this morning to talk with Robert Knepper (“Shameless,” “SGU Stargate Universe,” “Carnivale,” “Presidio Med” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) & Alona Tal (“Veronica Mars” and [...]

02/19/2013

Pilot

CULT Preview: You’re Next

MATT DAVIS OF “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” STARS IN A NEW DRAMA — Investigative journalist Jeff Sefton (Davis) has learned to live with his younger brother Nate’s (guest star James Pizzinato “Alcatraz”) relentless string of obsessions, [...]

02/18/2013