Comic-Con Interview: Matt Davis Talks About Leaving 'The Vampire Diaries' for 'Cult'
Comic-Con Interview: Matt Davis Talks About Leaving 'The Vampire Diaries' for 'Cult'
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Over the course of three TV seasons, Matt Davis made an impression as vampire hunter Alaric Saltzman on The Vampire Diaries. But this winter, Davis will move into a starring role on The CW's new brain-twister of a drama, Cult. Check out this video for what Matt Davis has to say about his new role.

WARNING: Because it is a mid-season show, Cult is still in the semi-distant future. Don't get too excited, if you can help it. If you can't help it for some reason, at least know that we at BuddyTV understand.

Cult entertained fans at the San Diego Comic-Con with two screenings of its pilot as well as a panel featuring many of the show's stars and producers. The show tells the story of a reporter (Davis) and a production assistant (Jessica Lucas) investigating mysterious and possibly criminal happenings surrounding a beloved TV show (just to confuse you, that show within the show is also called Cult).

Check out what Matt Davis had to say about his character and the show here:

(Sorry about the beginning of the video. Positioning the camera was complicated...)

  • Davis' character gets sucked into the main story when his troubled brother disappears.
  • In case you don't watch The Vampire Diaries, Davis' character of Alaric turned into a vampire and then died in the season 3 finale of the show.
  • Matt Davis is a fan of Twitter.
  • Until it was mentioned in this interview, I totally didn't remember that Matt Davis was in Legally Blonde
  • Per the Tom Cruise talk, Matt Davis is obviously an odd man. That's cool.
  • Having seen the pilot episode of Cult, I can confirm that it's a show that will scare you and mess with your brain. This is awesome.

Want to know more about Cult? Check out this video from the Cult panel at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con:

Note: The video is so short because they screened the pilot beforehand.

Cult was created by Rockne O'Bannon (Farscape) and stars Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal and Robert Knepper. Check back here for more interviews with the stars and producers of Cult!

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