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''Cult'' was a series on the CW about a community run by the enigmatic Billy Grimm, and Kelly Collins, a former member who became a cop who was convinced Billy was planning to get revenge on her for leaving, using her family who were still members. It was produced by Steven Rae, an enigmatic figure who never appears in public.

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''Cult'' was a series on the CW Creator/TheCW about a community run by the enigmatic Billy Grimm, and Kelly Collins, a former member who became a cop who was convinced Billy was planning to get revenge on her for leaving, using her family who were still members. It was produced by Steven Rae, an enigmatic figure who never appears in public.



''Cult'' was a series on the CW about a hit television show about Billy Grimm and Kelly Collins. Former reporter Jeff Sefton is drawn into a bizarre conspiracy when his brother disappears after leaving several cryptic hints relating to the show. Along with Skye Yarrow, a research assistant on the series who has grown unnerved by the disturbing levels of devotion some of its fans have, he discovers that the line between fact and fiction around the show is far from clear, and who knows how far this rabbit hole goes? It is produced by Rockne S. O'Bannon, the creator of ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.

The CW aired 7 of the 13 episodes filmed and dropped the program from its lineup in April, 2013.

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''Cult'' was a series on the CW on Creator/TheCW about a hit television show about Billy Grimm and Kelly Collins. Former reporter Jeff Sefton is drawn into a bizarre conspiracy when his brother disappears after leaving several cryptic hints relating to the show. Along with Skye Yarrow, a research assistant on the series who has grown unnerved by the disturbing levels of devotion some of its fans have, he discovers that the line between fact and fiction around the show is far from clear, and who knows how far this rabbit hole goes? It is produced by Rockne S. O'Bannon, the creator of ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.

The CW Creator/TheCW aired 7 of the 13 episodes filmed and dropped the program from its lineup in April, 2013.



* ArcWords: "You're next."

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* ArcWords: ArcWords:
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"You're next."


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* SexySurfacingShot: In "The Prophecy of St. Clare", Roger watches Kirstie going for a swim at the pool and then climb out of the pool later in a bikini.
* ShowerScene: Skye gets one in "The Kiss", shot with ShouldersUpNudity. She also gets a hallucination of roger [[PsychoShowerMurderParody coming at her with a knife]].


* BitingTheHandHumor: The in-universe CW network president seems almost proud of the fact that he kept around ''GossipGirl'' for more than one season. Bonus points for being [[SelfDeprecation produced by the same company as GG.]]

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* BitingTheHandHumor: The in-universe CW network president seems almost proud of the fact that he kept around ''GossipGirl'' ''Series/GossipGirl'' for more than one season. Bonus points for being [[SelfDeprecation produced by the same company as GG.]]


''Cult'' was a series on the CW about a hit television show about Billy Grimm and Kelly Collins. Former reporter Jeff Sefton is drawn into a bizarre conspiracy when his brother disappears after leaving several cryptic hints relating to the show. Along with Skye Yarrow, a research assistant on the series who has grown unnerved by the disturbing levels of devotion some of its fans have, he discovers that the line between fact and fiction around the show is far from clear, and who knows how far this rabbit hole goes? It is produced by Rockne S. O'Bannon, the creator of ''{{Farscape}}''.

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''Cult'' was a series on the CW about a hit television show about Billy Grimm and Kelly Collins. Former reporter Jeff Sefton is drawn into a bizarre conspiracy when his brother disappears after leaving several cryptic hints relating to the show. Along with Skye Yarrow, a research assistant on the series who has grown unnerved by the disturbing levels of devotion some of its fans have, he discovers that the line between fact and fiction around the show is far from clear, and who knows how far this rabbit hole goes? It is produced by Rockne S. O'Bannon, the creator of ''{{Farscape}}''.
''Series/{{Farscape}}''.


** In-universe: "Don't worry, these things just snap right off."

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** In-universe: "Don't worry, "Oh hey, these things just snap right off."

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** In-universe: "Don't worry, these things just snap right off."


* TheWalrusWasPaul: One of the most extreme examples around. See MindScrew above.

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* TheWalrusWasPaul: One of the most extreme examples around. See MindScrew above.above.
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''Cult'' is a series on the CW about a community run by the enigmatic Billy Grimm, and Kelly Collins, a former member who is now a cop, and convinced Billy is planning to get revenge on her for leaving, using her family who are still members. It is produced by Steven Rae, an enigmatic figure who never appears in public.

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''Cult'' is was a series on the CW about a community run by the enigmatic Billy Grimm, and Kelly Collins, a former member who is now became a cop, and cop who was convinced Billy is was planning to get revenge on her for leaving, using her family who are were still members. It is was produced by Steven Rae, an enigmatic figure who never appears in public.



''Cult'' is a series on the CW about a hit television show about Billy Grimm and Kelly Collins. Former reporter Jeff Sefton is drawn into a bizarre conspiracy when his brother disappears after leaving several cryptic hints relating to the show. Along with Skye Yarrow, a research assistant on the series who has grown unnerved by the disturbing levels of devotion some of its fans have, he discovers that the line between fact and fiction around the show is far from clear, and who knows how far this rabbit hole goes? It is produced by Rockne S. O'Bannon, the creator of ''{{Farscape}}''.

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''Cult'' is was a series on the CW about a hit television show about Billy Grimm and Kelly Collins. Former reporter Jeff Sefton is drawn into a bizarre conspiracy when his brother disappears after leaving several cryptic hints relating to the show. Along with Skye Yarrow, a research assistant on the series who has grown unnerved by the disturbing levels of devotion some of its fans have, he discovers that the line between fact and fiction around the show is far from clear, and who knows how far this rabbit hole goes? It is produced by Rockne S. O'Bannon, the creator of ''{{Farscape}}''.
''{{Farscape}}''.

The CW aired 7 of the 13 episodes filmed and dropped the program from its lineup in April, 2013.

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* CouchGag [=/=] FreezeFrameBonus: In addition to the creator's credit shifting between Rockne S. O'Bannon and Steven Rae for split seconds at a time, the intertitle ends with a quick flash of some phrase or symbol that's important in that episode.


* DirtyCop: The story that got Jeff fired from the Washington Post exposed a bunch of DC cops as this. This contributes somewhat to the unhelpfulness of the chief investigating officer who keeps showing up.

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* DirtyCop: The story that got Jeff fired from the Washington Post exposed a bunch of DC cops as this. This contributes somewhat to the unhelpfulness of the chief investigating officer who keeps showing up.up [[spoiler: besides the fact that she's a member of the cult]].

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* RoomFullOfCrazy: More than one, both in the ShowWithinAShow and outside of it

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* DirtyCop: The story that got Jeff fired from the Washington Post exposed a bunch of DC cops as this. This contributes somewhat to the unhelpfulness of the chief investigating officer who keeps showing up.


* {{Backmasking}}: The end of episode three reveals that the "weird" sound design on the ShowWithinAShow includes messages that only reveal themselves when played backwards and slowed down substantially. One such message is, "Kill for us."



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Part of Jeff's backstory, and the reason he was fired from The Washington Post

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Part of Jeff's backstory, and the reason he was fired from The Washington PostPost.



* SigilSpam: Mild version, but you can easily identify the crazed ''Cult'' fans by the distinctive square tattoos they wear. It's even found in the show's customized Fake Empire vanity plate.

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* SigilSpam: Mild version, but you can easily identify the crazed ''Cult'' fans by the distinctive square nested-square tattoos they wear. It's even found in the show's customized Fake Empire vanity plate.plate, and one logo for the show is the letters in the title arranged in the nested-square style.


* ArcWords: "You're next."



* {{Cult}}: Of course -- both Billy's "family" on the ShowWithinAShow, and the "true believers" in the "real world".

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* {{Cult}}: Of course -- both Billy's "family" on the ShowWithinAShow, and the "true believers" "True Believers" in the "real world".



* TitleDrop: Given the ShowWithinAShow nature, this happens repeatedly.

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* TitleDrop: Given the ShowWithinAShow nature, this happens repeatedly.repeatedly.
* TheWalrusWasPaul: One of the most extreme examples around. See MindScrew above.


* {{Cult}}: Of course.

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* {{Cult}}: Of course.course -- both Billy's "family" on the ShowWithinAShow, and the "true believers" in the "real world".

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* TheMole: [[spoiler: Detective Sakelik is a cult member.]]

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