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TV: Like Serial Killers? Like Kevin Williamson? Like Kevin Bacon? Here’s “The Following”

I’m not sure if I have any more room left in my day, let alone another hour to dedicate to another TV show. This is where you guys come into play. As someone who hasn’t ever seen an episode of “The Vampire Diaries”, I’m not terribly inclined to watch Fox’s “The Following” (aka the new Kevin Williamson show). But I like Kevin Bacon and I like Natalie Zea (“Justified”, The Other Guys). So I’m asking one of you guys to check this thing out when it premieres midseason and tell me if it’s worth a d*mn. It’s also got Shawn Ashmore for all you Frozen and Mother’s Day fans out there.

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 Having since withdrawn from the public eye, Hardy was responsible for Carroll’s capture nine years ago, after Carroll murdered 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where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.

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  • Dr_Loomis

    Yay! Another show about [insert agency name here] trying to catch killers. I can’t wait to not watch it.

    • EvanDickson

      Ha! fair enough!

    • wehoaks

      Way to be the typical cynical, anonymous, commenter.

      Evan check it out on your own man. Best pilot I read this year. Amazing from page one and gets better with each act. Not to mention last act twists to keep you invested and wanting episode 2.

      • Dr_Loomis

        You too.

  • Trinity

    I can’t wait to see this show.Oh man I’m so excited already.I think kevin is one of the best actors ever.This show will be awesome.I’m looking forward.

  • Nothing333

    Let’s hope this isn’t another “secret circle”. God, the writing on that show was appalling.

  • Jhanse3 (Jhanse29)

    It has a great cast. Really like Kevin Bacon and Shawn Ashmore. Kevin Williamson can be great as well. I’ll give this a fair chance. Too bad its midseason but Atleast we will get it with no major gaps in new eps.

  • Evan3

    Any idea what the actual premiere date is. I will sit through it so long as Ehren Krueger comes nowhere near the script.

  • Jhanse3 (Jhanse29)

    @evan3 nothing announced yet but likely won’t be until January sometime.

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