The final show to premiere on The CW this season is actually two shows in one. Cult stars Matt Davis as Jeff, a reporter looking into the disappearance of his younger brother, an obsessed fan of show-within-a-show Cult. The latter has become the latest fodder at the pop culture water cooler and inspired group watching parties all across the country; it also has a dark side that its rabid fanbase has yet to be exposed to, a side that Jeff becomes painfully aware of the more he looks behind the curtain. Is Cult more dangerous than even its stars know? Can Jeff find his brother before it’s too late?
Listed below is the date, title, and description for the series premiere of Cult, as well as a link to watch the full episode.
Tuesday, February 19th – “You’re Next” (Watch Here)
Investigative journalist Jeff Sefton (Matt Davis) has learned to live with his younger brother Nate’s (guest star James Pizzinato) 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), 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), 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). 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.
The series premiere of Cult airs Tuesday, February 19th at 9:00 on The CW.
Will you be watching Cult this season? How do you think it will do airing with Hart of Dixie? Do you like networks putting pilots up early?