We now have some teaser clips for the new show Cult.
In addition, Zap2It got the scoop regarding what to expect at the TCA Winter Press Tour!
At the TCA winter press tour Sunday (Jan. 13), the cast and producers fielded questions about the unprecedented super-meta series about a reporter Jeff Sefton (“The Vampire Diaries” casualty Matt Davis) investigating the link between his brother’s mysterious disappearance and the rabid, dangerous fans of the TV show “Cult.”
1. Shining a light on shippers: “We have the advantage of putting a magnifying glass on” the phenomenon of fans’ zealous devotion to television shows, notes creator Rockne O’Bannon (“Farscape”), which has intensified through social media like Twitter.
Executive producer Josh Schwartz, who experienced the phenomenon firsthand from assaults by “Gossip Girl” fans (RIP, #Chair vs. #Dair), notes: “The level of fan passion you get — whether it’s storyline or shipping — fans have a tremendous amount of investment and have such access, you also feel you can control that conversation. When things don’t go the way you have tweeted to a show’s writers or actors, there’s a certain level of animosity that can grow.”
2. Nothing is too meta: “Part of the fun for me,” says O’Bannon, is “creating a visceral experience and breaking it down — taking the glass away between the show and the audience.” And the network’s marketing department is playing along. “What we see inside the show promoting ‘Cult’ is what people will see outside… It isn’t just social media being used to help promote show, it’s about social media, the opportunity to break down the fourth wall and create a sense of how real is this interaction with fans, and which show are we promoting. The CW’s been fabulous about letting use CW logos and bugs on screen.”
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