After a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, an inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show called Cult joins a journalist blogger in investigating the rabid fans of the series who might be re-creating crimes seen on the program, in real life.
Season 1 , Episode 1 – “You’re Next”
Investigative journalist Jeff Sefton has learned to live with his younger brother Nate’s relentless string of obsessions, especially his latest rant that a hit TV show called “Cult” intends to harm him. When his brother mysteriously disappears, Jeff enlists Skye Yarrow, a young research assistant working on “Cult,” to help with his investigation into the dark underworld of the TV show and its rabid fans. Meanwhile, in the parallel worlds of the show-within-a-show, the cult’s ruthless leader, Billy Grimm, a man whose primary agenda is winning back his former follower and lover, Kelly Collins. Since escaping from the cult, Kelly has become an LAPD detective who finds herself drawn back into an investigation of the group’s activities as she struggles to keep Billy at a safe distance. As the television show grows in popularity, cast members Roger and Marti begin to feel the effects in their “real” lives.
What do you think of this new show? I love Robert Knepper and am so excited to see him back on TV playing a creepy guy yet again, he was genius on Prison Break. I think this show has a really interesting premise and is so poinant for today with so many people online and obsessed with TV shows (myself included!) It is so funny it is on the CW (they even mention the network in this pilot). Look for many of the CW actors appearing in this show, especially the Character of Kelly Collins who appeared in a major “cult” hit Supernatural.