*Jessica Lucas has been tapped as the lead in the CW drama pilot “Cult,” reports Deadline.

The project, from writer Rockne S. O’Bannon, Warner Bros. TV and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire, centers on Skye (Lucas), an inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show called “Cult” who, after a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, 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.

This marks Lucas’ return to the CW where she co-starred on “Melrose Place” and recurred on “90210.”

Her feature credits include “Cloverfield” and last year’s “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son.”