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The Following 

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A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.

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Kevin Williamson
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kevin Bacon ...  Ryan Hardy 45 episodes, 2013-2015
Shawn Ashmore ...  Mike Weston 45 episodes, 2013-2015
James Purefoy ...  Joe Carroll 45 episodes, 2013-2015
Sam Underwood ...  Mark / ... 30 episodes, 2014-2015
Jessica Stroup ...  Max Hardy 30 episodes, 2014-2015
Valorie Curry ...  Emma Hill 29 episodes, 2013-2014
Natalie Zea ...  Claire Matthews 23 episodes, 2013-2014
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Storyline

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? Written by Jack

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They will never let go. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Kevin Williamson Project See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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16:9 HD
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In every episode, at least one person is killed. See more »

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Everytime an Agent or Policeofficer getting attacked and killed. None are trying to wave the attack. Not even if they are several agents in the same spot. None of them reacts in time. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.112 (2013) See more »

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Superb Crime Drama
29 May 2015 | by jlthornb51See all my reviews

An incredibly tense, violent, and utterly brilliant series that will rivet you for every single minute. Kevin Bacon is superb in a role he was born to play and it's his best work in years, with the exception of the television film, Taking Chance. James Purefoy is amazing as the sinister, merciless serial killer mastermind and deserves an Emmy for his performance. I was surprised to see Aaron Ashmore starring in this show at the same time he was on Warehouse 13 and it took a while to realize the actor on this series is Shawn Ashmore, Aaron's twin brother. Thank goodness for the Internet Movie Database! Anyway, he is excellent as a character that serves as Bacon's conscience. Sadly, I have just learned the show has been cancelled in a ghastly act of brutality by Fox that is equal to any of the bloody, shocking crimes depicted on the program itself. It is disappointing in the extreme to see one of the few intelligent and original crime dramas taken off the air on a whim because the demographics are not strong. An outrage of the worst kind.


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