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The Cult - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2009

Reading this script, it was unlike anything that I'd seen before. It was extraordinary circumstances. To try to condense that into a New Zealand environment, I was concerned it would get guffawed at. But having seen episodes one and two, I'm blown away. By the way it looks, the performances, it's just really believable.
– Cult actor Sara Wiseman in The NZ Herald, 10 September 2009
TV2's ambitious and hyped new show ... debuted with an episode as dense and brooding as anything dreamt up by similar conspiracy theory shows Lost and The X-Files.
– Chris Schulz reviews the first episode for Stuff, 25 September 2009
What's down there is my family.
– Michael Lewis (Renato Bartolomei) sets off to enter the commune, against the wishes of the other liberators