Hi Bryan Here….
‘Farscape’ fans can rejoice. Almost seven years ago, ‘Farscape’ executive producer, Rockne S. O’Bannon came up with a cool thriller series called ‘Cult’. Fans were overjoyed back then about the show, so the WB bought it and was going to make it into a pilot. They even cast Matthew Bomer (White Collar/Chuck) to star in the series. Then if you remember, the WB went away along with UPN and the studios came up with the CW which is what it all is now. So after the change, ‘Cult’ was one of the series that got axed and was to never come to be.
Now it’s 2012, and with the recent departure of exec Dawn Ostroff (who made the decision to cut ‘Cult’), a new exec by the name of Mark Pedowitz who was the replacement made his first pilot order for CW. Yes. It is for ‘Cult’. At one point during the last seven years, Ostroff asked O’Bannon to change up the script a bit, but she thought it was too dark. Then at one point ABC was interested in the series, but again, it wan’t meant to be.
The new ‘Cult’, while still written and exec produced by O’Bannon, now boasts the addition of CW faves Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl), who have joined as exec producers via their Warner Bros. TV–based production company, Fake Empire. Per the CW, ‘Cult’ begins “after a rash of disappearances and a likely murder,” and it revolves around “an inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show called ‘Cult’ who 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.”