Can a television series be so persuasive that it causes some of its fans to gruesomely recreate certain sequences? In the world of "Cult", the answer appears to be a bloody YES!
According to Deadline.com, The CW is currently in pre-production on "Cult", which was created by "Gossip Girl" masterminds (I guess I use that word loosely) Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. TV veteran Jason Ensler was recently hired to direct the pilot.
"Cult" centers on an inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show called Cult who, after a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, 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.
Sounds like a promising idea for a show, although you have to admit it comes across more like the plot of a feature film. How might this premise stretch out for an entire season, let along a series? I mean, wouldn't they just cancel the show-within-the-show eventually?
Guess we'll find out soon.
(Note: This isn't to be confused with that other cult show we told you about this month; that one's being developed by Kevin Williamson and 20th Century Fox.)
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