Pilot Scoop: Alona Tol Joins CW's Cult, Rome Stud Cast in Killer Thriller and More!

The CW’s Cult has a new member.

Supernatural vet Alona Tal has joined the Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage-helmed thriller as an actress who plays a cop on the series’ show-within-a-show (also titled Cult). Tol’s character is dragged into a real-life investigation when someone starts recreating the drama’s fictional crimes. Melrose Place‘s Jessica Lucas is also set to star.

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In other pilot news…

• Rome‘s James Purefoy will join Kevin Bacon in Kevin Williamson’s buzzy pilot for Fox, Deadline reports. The thriller centers on a diabolical serial killer (Purefoy) who uses technology to create his own cult of murderers.

• Pilot season vet Andrea Anders (Mr. Sunshine, Better Off Ted) has been cast as one of two leads in NBC’s untitled Kari Lizer comedy about a pair of best friends who can’t live without each other, Deadline reports.

• Alfred Molina (Harry’s Law) is set to star as the Chief of Surgery in David E. Kelley’s TNT medical drama pilot Chelsea General, per Deadline.

• Dexter‘s Aimee Garcia will play a quick-witted intern in Jason Katims’ new NBC medical drama County, per Deadline. Parenthood‘s Jason Ritter has already been tapped to star.

• Bridesmaids’ Wendi McLendon-Covey will star opposite Goldie Hawn in HBO’s comedy pilot The Viagra Diaries, Deadline reports. The actress will play the therapist daughter of a mid-life crisis-suffering Hawn.

Which pilot casting has you most excited?

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  1. Velvet says:

    Cult with Alona Tal.

  2. Eli says:

    That makes it official, I’ll be watching Cult :(

  3. Abbey says:

    I love James Purefoy but I can’t stand shows about serial killers. *sigh*

  4. Captain says:

    Wish Katie Cassidy had nabbed that lead role over Jessica Lucas. When is someone going to find an adequate vehicle for her?

  5. Carmichael says:

    Yay for Alona Tal back on TV. I may give Cult a peak now before writing it off completely.

  6. Mark says:

    Another show killer, Andrea Anders.

  7. sarah says:

    Not sure about Cult, now

  8. Auntie J. says:

    I like Alfred Molina so I’ll tune in to the TNT medical show. (I still think NBC made a mistake by cancelling L&O:LA)

  9. Ainav says:

    Yay Alona! I guess this means Powers fell through though.