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keg in kc 05-15-2012 07:32 AM

Fox midseason 2012/13: The Following
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THE FBI estimates there are currently over 300 active serial killers in the United States. What would happen if these killers had a way of communicating and connecting with each other? What if they were able to work together and form alliances across the country? What if one brilliant psychotic serial killer was able to bring them all together and activate a following? Welcome to THE FOLLOWING, the terrifying new thriller from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Dawson’s Creek,” the “Scream” franchise). When notorious serial killer JOE CARROLL (James Purefoy, “Rome”) escapes from death row and embarks on a new killing spree, the FBI calls former agent RYAN HARDY (Emmy-nominated actor Kevin Bacon, “X-Men: First Class”) to consult on the case. Having since withdrawn from the public eye, Hardy was responsible for Carroll’s capture nine years ago, after Carroll murdered 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature. Hardy is a walking textbook of all-things Carroll. He knows him better than anyone; he is perhaps Carroll’s only psychological and intellectual match. But the Ryan Hardy who broke the Carroll case years ago isn’t the same man today. Wounded both physically and mentally by his previous pursuit of this serial killer, it’s been a long time since Hardy has been in the field. This investigation is his redemption, his call to action. In contrast to nine years ago, Hardy isn’t calling the shots on this case. He works closely with an FBI team, which includes all-business and tough-as-nails JENNIFER MASON (Jeananne Goossen, “The Vow,” ALCATRAZ) and young, razor-sharp MIKE WESTON (Shawn Ashmore, “X-Men”). The team considers Hardy to be more of a liability than an asset. But Hardy proves his worth when he uncovers that Carroll was covertly communicating with a network of killers in the outside world. It quickly becomes obvious that he has more planned than just a prison escape, and there’s no telling how many additional killers are out there. The FBI’s investigation leads Hardy to CLAIRE MATTHEWS (Natalie Zea, “Justified”), Carroll’s ex-wife and mother of the criminal’s 10-year-old son, JOEY (newcomer Kyle Catlett). Close during Hardy’s initial investigation, Hardy turns to Claire for insight into Carroll’s next move. The tension rises when Carroll’s accomplices kidnap his intended last victim from nine years ago. Hardy becomes ever more determined to end Carroll’s game when he realizes that this psychopath intends to finish what he started. The thriller will follow Hardy and the FBI as they are challenged with the ever-growing web of murder around them, masterminded by the devious Carroll, who dreams of writing a novel with Hardy as his protagonist. The reinvigorated Hardy will get a second chance to capture Carroll, as he’s faced with not one but a cult of serial killers.

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Warner Bros. Television, Outerbanks Entertainment, Bonanza Productions Inc.
CAST: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy, James Purefoy as Joe Carroll, Jeananne Goossen as Agent Jennifer Mason, Natalie Zea as Claire Matthews, Kyle Catlett as Joey Matthews, Shawn Ashmore as Agent Weston, Valorie Curry as Denise, Adan Canto as Billy Thomas, Nico Tortorella as Will Wilson

The Rick 05-15-2012 08:37 AM

The twist on this show is the reveal that Kevin Bacon's character is somehow, someway connected to all 300+ serial killers.

Lzen 05-15-2012 11:51 AM

Looks good. When does it air?

007 05-15-2012 11:00 PM

With Kevin Bacon in it, I will at least give it a chance.

BigMeatballDave 05-16-2012 07:14 AM


Originally Posted by Guru (Post 8618872)
With Kevin Bacon in it, I will at least give it a chance.


whoman69 05-16-2012 01:39 PM

Just remember, six degrees to Kevin Bacon doesn't work with TV shows.

keg in kc 01-20-2013 05:07 PM

As everyone who's watched the NFC championship knows, this premeires tomorrow...

Early word is that it's the best new show of the year (meaning 2012-2013 season).

aturnis 01-21-2013 09:22 PM

Caught the last ten minutes or so. Solid at that point.

Luckily for me(and anyone else who missed the premier), they are re-airing the premier Friday night..

Boiled Chicken 01-21-2013 09:31 PM

Great show. Definitely recommend

Nzoner 01-21-2013 09:31 PM

After watching the pilot tonight I'm interested enough that I've set the DVR to record the series.

007 01-22-2013 12:22 PM

and this was bumped just last night too.

Mr. Laz 01-22-2013 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by Mr. Laz (Post 9341360)
show with Kevin Bacon, Monday on Fox

Movie-ish catching a serial killer show ... creepy,disturbing,icky,morbid, if you like that sort of thing.

'Along Came A Spider' comes to mind ... if you saw that movie.

from my dupe thread ... maybe a mod can delete the other one.

Lzen 01-22-2013 01:18 PM

Pretty darn solid pilot. I'm definitely recording this series.

007 01-22-2013 01:19 PM

Loved every minute of it. I hope they can carry it out well.

keg in kc 01-26-2013 04:06 PM

Finally watched it. Not bad.

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