A breakdown making the rounds for Fox’s untitled serial killer thriller, penned by Kevin Williamson, has revealed some new casting, along with plot details. Thanks to Bloody reader ‘RRH’ for his second tip of the week!
Deadline earlier reported that the series is “An edge-of-your-seat thriller about the complex relationship between a diabolical serial killer and the damaged FBI agent who took him down. After the killer escaped, the agent is reactivated and discovers that he is no longer just hunting one man, but a massive cult of serial killers created and manipulated during his time in prison.”
As previously announced, the leads are both James Purefoy and Kevin Bacon with Purefoy playing “Joe Carroll”, the series lead who brutally murdered 14 female students. “A devotee of Romanticism, Carroll removed his victims’ eyes as a nod to his favorite author, Poe. Captured by FBI agent Ryan Hardy, Carroll has been in Huntsville Prison ever since, plotting his next novel. After escaping from prison with a double murder, Carroll sets his diabolical masterpiece in motion.”
Bacon plays alcoholic cop “Ryan Hardy” who had arrested Carroll nine years earlier. “Ryan is hauled out of retirement when Joe Carroll escapes from prison, and plunges into the details of an FBI investigation for the first time in almost a decade.”
Also previously announced were Shawn Ashmore (Frozen, Mother’s Day, The Day, Ruins), Jeananne Goossen (“Alcatraz”), Nathalie Zea (“Justified”), Nico Tortorella (Scream 4, Odd Thomas) and Valorie Curry (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) with Goossen playing “Jennifer Mason,” the Special Agent In Charge of the investigation into the escape of serial killer Joe Carroll. Zea stars as “Claire Matthews,” the ex-wife of Joe Carroll and once a Literature professor at Southern Methodist University. Ashmore is locked in as “Agent Riley,” with the other two starring in minor reoccurring roles. Pictured: Jeananne Goossen