Entertainment TV series about alleged sex cult within Nxivm in the works, report says “Smallville” actress Allison Mack was arrested in connection to the case. A TV show about Nxivm, an alleged sex cult, is reportedly being pursued by Annapurna Television. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer By Meghan Giannotta firstname.lastname@example.org @MeghGia Updated April 26, 2018 10:33 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A production company has reportedly snatched up the rights to a TV series about an alleged New York-based sex cult within Nxivm. Annapurna Television plans to turn a New York Times investigation into the group, published in 2017, into an hourlong scripted television show, the Hollywood Reporter exclusively reports. The news comes less than a week after “Smallville” actress Allison Mack was accused of working in Brooklyn as a recruiter for Nxivm, which bills itself as a “self-help” organization for women. Mack, 35, was arrested on April 20 — and released on $5 million bail Tuesday — in connection with a case that claims the group’s leader Keith Raniere was disguising a sex slavery cult within a female empowerment organization. The Times’ expose details claims that some women who joined Nxivm were branded and kept under the control of “masters,” arranged in a pyramid scheme-type network. The television series would take a fictional look into what the alleged cult’s tight-lipped members may have experienced based on the article titled, “Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded.” Shannon Woodward, who plays Elise Hughes in HBO’s “Westworld,” has been tapped to executive produce the series, if picked up by a network. Annapurna Television did not immediately return request for comment. By Meghan Giannotta email@example.com @MeghGia Meghan Giannotta has been covering all things entertainment for amNY.com since 2016. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.