'Cult' casts Jessica Lucas' parents: 'Dawson's Creek' and 'Veronica Mars' alumni to guest star

obba-babatunde-erica-gimpel.jpgThough The CW's "Cult" likely won't debut until 2013, the cast and crew is already hard at work shooting the new mystery series up in Vancouver. The show stars Matt Davis as Jeff Sefton, a reporter whose brother goes missing after becoming way too deeply invested in the intense fandom of a CW show. (Kinda makes you want to reconsider your viewing habits, no?)

He teams up with Skye Yarrow (played by "Melrose Place" hottie Jessica Lucas), a researcher who works for the TV show who believes the show is becoming dangerous to its viewers.

Zap2it has exclusively learned that Obba Babatundé and Erica Gimpel have been cast as Yarrow's parents. Usually capable and even-keeled, the devoted parents grow distraught as their daughter gets more involved with the disturbing underworld inhabited by the show's fans.

Babatund é has a long and impressive resume, spanning television and film alike. He had a role in 1991's "Silence of the Lambs" and has had roles on several fan-favorite daytime soaps. We'll always remember him best as "Dawson's Creek's" Principal Green, who was run out of town (despite a protest led by one Joey Potter) after harshly punishing a school bully.

Gimpel played Coco on "Fame" in the 1980s, and has continued to be awesome ever since. She played Adele on "ER," had a memorable run on "Boston Legal," and -- of course -- stole Keith Mars' heart as Wallace's mom Alicia on cult hit "Veronica Mars." Most recently, "Nikita" fans will recognize her from her recurring role as Nikita's mentor Carla Bennett.
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