We've been following the CW's upcoming series CULT with some interest as it seems it has the potential to deliver something worthwhile to the networks line-up. It was only a few weeks ago that we shared with you the latest promo poster and opening sequence clip and, judging by what we've seen so far, CULT looks promising. Now we have the chance to see if the show will be worth our time as the CW has released the series premiere online at CWTV.com and on the CW mobile app, several days ahead of it's February 19 television broadcast premiere.
Cult stars Matt Davis, Alona Tal, Jessica Lucas and Robert Knepper.
Here's the synopsis of the first episode, titled "You're Next" (premiering 2/19/13, 9-10 pm):
“Investigative journalist Jeff Sefton (Davis) has learned to live with his younger brother Nate’s (guest star James Pizzinato “Alcatraz”) 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 (Jessica Lucas; Cloverfield, “Melrose Place”), 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, is played by actor Roger Reeves (the double role of Billy/Roger is played by Robert Knepper (“Prison Break,” “Shameless”), 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 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.”
Jason Ensler directed the episode written by Rockne S. O’Bannon.