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The Following

The Following TV show on FOXNetwork: FOX
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: January 21, 2013 — TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Annie Parisse, Adan Canto, Kyle Catlett, Natalie Zea, Nico Tortorella, and Valorie Curry.

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TV show description:
This psychological thriller begins when a notorious serial killer, Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), escapes from death row. The FBI calls in former agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) to consult on the case. Having since withdrawn from the public eye, Hardy was responsible for Carroll’s capture in 2003. Carroll had murdered 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature.

Hardy is a walking textbook of all-things Carroll and knows him better than anyone else. He may be 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. Could this be his redemption?

In contrast to the original investigation of years ago, Hardy isn’t calling the shots anymore. He works closely with an FBI team, which includes young, razor-sharp Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore) and FBI Specialist Debra Parker (Annie Parisse), who’s brought in to lead the investigation into Carroll and his followers — serial killers that secretly live among us.

Although Weston seems to idolize Hardy, most of the team considers him 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 followers in the outside world. It quickly becomes obvious that he has more planned than just a prison escape.

The FBI’s investigation leads Hardy back to Claire Matthews (Natalie Zea), Carroll’s ex-wife and the mother of their young son, Joey (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 (Maggie Grace) a decade earlier. Hardy becomes ever more determined to end Carroll’s game when he realizes that the psychopath intends to finish what he started.

The drama follows Hardy and the FBI as they are challenged with the ever-growing web of murder around them. It’s all orchestrated by Carroll who dreams of writing a novel with Hardy as his protagonist. Since anyone anywhere could be one of Carroll’s serial killer followers, Hardy and the FBI have a hard time knowing who they can trust.

Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

What do you think? Do you like The Following TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?


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{ 143 comments… read them below or add one }

Ann Colucci April 20, 2015 at 10:42 am

Love this show, I so look forward for Monday nights. PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! don’t cancel….


Anonymous April 17, 2015 at 9:45 am

Best acting on tv! Please don’t cancel.


Theuresa Maven April 8, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Still like this show, and think that it has more possibilities for serial killers besides Joe and his friends. First saw Zuleikha Robinson (your prerequisite English actor in American films and television) on Homeland, and she’s good — just waiting to find out if she’s one of Joe’s followers. Michael Ealy’s character is a great departure, in a Denis Radar sort of way. The Following shoudl be brought back for season four, at least.


Anonymous March 29, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Renew the show. This is a great show. Especially with Kevin Bacons performance.


Anonymous March 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm

I got fed up with all things Joe Carroll when Mike got a brutal thrashing. One if my friends loves the show,though. She can compare notes with somebody else. Kevin Bacon looks terrible, and seems a bad fit for that show.


Anonymous March 1, 2015 at 10:33 pm

DEFINATELY do not cancel! Love this show!!! When is season 3????


Kathy J February 20, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Love this show!! Always keeps you on the edge of your seat!


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