While at Comic-Con to debut their new drama series Cult, which will premiere on The CW in early 2013, creator Rockne S. O’Bannon (who previously created Farscape) and actor Matthew Davis (Alaric from The Vampire Diaries) spoke to the press about the origin of the complex and complicated mystery show. The story follows investigative journalist Jeff Sefton (Davis), whose brother mysteriously disappears after ranting that a hit TV show intends to harm him. When Jeff takes Nate’s paranoia seriously, he begins to uncover the dark underworld of the TV show Cult and its rabid fans.
During this interview, Matthew Davis and Rockne S. O’Bannon talked about how the concept of this show has been affected by the use of social media and its importance in so many people’s lives, what inspired the TV show within the show, and how quickly this show came about after the end of Davis’ time on The Vampire Diaries. Davis also said that he hopes to have some involvement in show’s website and that he’s already coming up with some ideas for it. Check out what they had to say after the jump.