The Following 101 - Kevin Bacon
The Following, 101 - Former FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) ©2012 Fox Broadcasting

The Following is a psychological thriller from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, Dawson’s Creek, the Scream franchise) and stars Kevin Bacon in his first primetime series.

The story concerns notorious serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) who escapes from death row. The FBI re-calls former agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) who was responsible for Carroll’s capture in 2003, to consult on the case.

The Following 101 Airdates
First transmission on Monday, January 21, 2013 (US on Fox),
UK transmission on Tuesday January 22, 2013 (Sky Atlantic)

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Ryan Hardy is called out of retirement to track down Joe Carroll on the series premiere of “The Following” Monday, January 21, on Fox.

Kevin Bacon Stars in His First Network Series.

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Former FBI agent, Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) is called out of retirement to track down Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) after he escapes from prison. Hardy works closely with an FBI team, which includes young, razor-sharp Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore).

The investigation also leads Hardy back to Claire Matthews (Natalie Zea), Carroll’s ex-wife and the mother of the criminal’s young son, Joey (newcomer Kyle Catlett).

Hardy soon discovers that Carroll has an ever-growing cult of followers in the series premiere “Pilot” episode of The Following airing Monday, Jan. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. (FOL-101) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy; James Purefoy as Joe Carroll; Natalie Zea as Claire Matthews; Shawn Ashmore as Agent Mike Weston; Valorie Curry as Denise; Adan Canto as Billy Thomas; Nico Tortorella as Will Wilson; Kyle Catlett as Joey Matthews.

Guest Cast: Maggie Grace as Sarah Fuller; John Lafayette as Captain Turner.

Directed by by Kevin Williamson.


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online