December 04, 2012 1:24pm PT by Philiana Ng
The CW Announces 'Cult' Series Premiere
The CW has announced the series premiere date of Cult.
Cult, starring The Vampire Diaries' Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas and Robert Knepper, will take over the recently canceled Emily Owens, M.D.'s Tuesday slot next year. The very meta Cult will launch at 9 p.m. Feb. 19.
In a nutshell, Cult is a show within a show. Here's why:
"Investigative journalist Jeff Sefton (Davis) has learned to laugh off 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 series Cult and its rabid fans, who are obsessed with the show’s charismatic cult leader, Billy Grimm (Knepper). As the show’s gruesome plot twists begin to play out in the real world, Jeff enlists the help of young research assistant Skye (Lucas) in a race to save Nate and unravel the mystery behind the TV series whose hardcore fans would literally kill to see what happens next."
With Cult likely following the Southern-set sophomore medical drama Hart of Dixie, it makes for an interesting Tuesday night lineup for The CW as the series aren't the most obvious pairing.
Alona Tal co-stars in the hourlong Cult. Rockne S. O'Bannon Television and Fake Empire produce Cult with Warner Bros. TV and CBS TV Studios. Executive producers include Rockne S. O'Bannon, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein.
Watch the trailer below: