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'Farscape' creator lands The CW crime pilot

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The creator of cult-favorite Farscape has secured a pilot order for a new crime drama on The CW.

Rockne O’Bannon’s project is called Cult and it also has Gossip Girl executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on board, along with Len Goldstein. O’Bannon will write and executive produce the pilot.

The story: “After a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, an inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show called Cult 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.”