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The Scottish / Irish co-production Let Us Prey (out on DVD and Blu-ray May 26th in the U.S.) is a hardcore horror / action hybrid that pits the devil himself (played by Liam Cunningham from Game of Thrones)against a handful of sinful policemen and criminals, whose day of judgment is upon them. With only a single policewoman named Rachel (played by Pollyanna McIntosh from The Woman) without a guilty conscience to stand up to him, the devil will have a hell of a night reaping souls. Part homage to John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13, and part occult thriller with heaping doses of blood and gore, Let Us Prey will appeal to fans of both horror and action, and the film’s star McIntosh takes time to discuss her role in the film here.
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- Gary Collinson
Barring another wildly improbable twist of the real-life variety, “The Following” aired its last episode Monday, having been canceled by Fox. And the two-hour finale only drove home how the program squandered its assets, with the end coming two years and many dozens (if not hundreds) of killings too late.
Initially promising with the casting of Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy, “The Following” overstayed its welcome, a victim of lazy writing and a decidedly grim streak that treated human life cavalierly even by the standards of primetime crime shows. That included borrowing repeatedly from movies (from “Psycho” to “The Fugitive”), while the life expectancy of FBI agents who weren’t series regulars was shorter than the red-shirted crewmen on “Star Trek.”
By all rights, the series should have ended along with the cat-and-mouse game that pitted Bacon’s reluctant Agent Ryan Hardy against Purefoy’s suave serial killer Joe Carroll. »
- Brian Lowry
Warning: The following contains spoilers from The Following‘s series finale.
It’s a good thing Ryan Hardy has a pacemaker, because after the devastating events of The Following‘s series finale, his heart is going to need a lot of help to keep beating.
“Did you expect anything less?” executive producer and co-showrunner Alexi Hawley asks, laughing.
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For those who didn’t watch, a quick rundown: Kevin Bacon’s perpetually beleaguered FBI agent wound up in a standoff with Theo, who was holding Gwen captive. A shot »
The Following starring Kevin Bacon was officially cancelled by Fox, it was announced on Friday. Fox Cancels The Following The Following, created by Kevin Williamson, aired three seasons on the network, following the twisted serial murders of Joe Caroll (James Purefoy) and the trials of his nemesis, FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Bacon). The series was […]
- Olivia Truffaut
Episodes: 45 (hour)
TV show dates: January 21, 2013 -- May 18, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
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 current season of The Following picks up a year after former FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Bacon) and his team put serial killer and cult leader Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) back on death row. The rest of the cast includes Shawn Ashmore, Jessica Stroup, Michael Ealy, Sam Underwood, and Zuleikha Robinson.
Debuting in January 2013 to a very healthy 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.42 million total viewers. Unfortunately, over the course of the season, the numbers started dwindling downward. The season ended up averaging a 2.6 rating with 7.96 million.
With Fox's The Following getting ready to close out its third season, Fox announced today that the series has been canceled. There are just four episodes left in The Following Season 3, with two airing on May 11 and the two-hour season/series finale debuting on May 18. It isn't known if series creator Kevin Williamson and the rest of the producers will try to shop The Following around to different networks.
debuted quite strong in 2013, with just over 10 million viewers tuning in for the series premiere, and the show averaging a healthy 8 million viewers and a 2.6 million rating in the 18-49 demographic throughout the first season. The Following Season 2 suffered a sharp decline, averaging 5.2 million viewers and a 1.8 demo rating, although it still received an early renewal. The Season 3 premiere drew in 4.8 million, but the most recent episode attracted just over 3 million viewers with a 1.1 rating, making it the lowest-rated non-cw program that Monday. »
Fox has canceled Kevin Bacon-led serial killer drama “The Following” after three seasons, TheWrap has learned. The show follows Bacon as Ryan Hardy, an investigator hot on the heels of serial killers. The first two seasons had Hardy chasing James Purefoy’s Joe Carroll, while Season 3 saw the introduction of Michael Ealy as the new big bad. After Season 2, show writers Brett Mahoney and Alexi Hawley and director Marcos Siega were elevated to co-showrunners under the supervision of series creator Kevin Williamson. Also Read: Fox Cancels Rainn Wilson Comedy 'Backstrom' Mahoney and Hawley were also bumped up to executive producers. »
- Linda Ge
John Singleton is poised to be the next filmmaker to make the leap to television, as FX has picked up the pilot for Snowfall, a show co-created by Singleton. The press release had this summary of the series.
Los Angeles 1981. A storm is coming and its name is cocaine. Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. The story follows three characters on a violent collision course: Franklin Saint, young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo Zapata, a Mexican wrestler turned gangster in search of his American dream; and Logan Miller, a prominent family’s “black sheep” desperate to escape his father’s shadow.
Singleton will also direct the pilot.
The partnership between Fox and »
- Deepayan Sengupta
1 | ‘Fess up: What percentage of the times you hit “rewind” while watching Outlander are directly related to Jamie and how much (or little) clothing he’s wearing?
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3 | How did Revenge‘s Jack get from Los Angeles to New »
Earth apparently isn’t big enough for two Phil Millers.
On Sunday’s Season 1 finale of Last Man on Earth (9:30/8:30c on Fox), Universally Beloved Phil Miller (Boris Kodjoe) announces to Widely Loathed Phil Miller/Tandy (Will Forte) that he’s moving out. And he certainly has just cause.
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“I heard you say in the cul-de-sac that you hate my guts,” Ub Phil Miller explains to his soon-to-be-ex-housemate.
Press Play above to witness Wl Phil Miller’s hilariously obnoxious reaction.
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Live by the shocking death, die by the… well, you get the point.
Even though Fox’s The Following had — for the better part of a season — told us that convicted serial murderer Joe Carroll would meet his end via lethal injection, the character’s exit in Monday’s episode still came as a jolt to the Following faithful.
After all, he’d cheated a near-certain ending at least once before, right?
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“For the first time, The Following actually did what they said, »
X-Files fans everywhere will be calling Saul an expletive after they hear this.
Confirming TVLine’s scoop from earlier in the week, Vince Gilligan announced in a recent Reddit Q&A that he will not be involved in Fox’s upcoming 6-episode revival. And the Emmy winner — who spent seven-plus seasons as a writer-producer on The X-Files — put the blame squarely on a certain Breaking Bad spinoff.
“Unfortunately, I won’t be writing for the reboot, because [of] my work on Better Call Saul,” he wrote of the AMC offshoot, which starts shooting Season 2 this summer. »
American Horror Story: Hotel: Ryan Murphy revealed on Twitter today that Angela Bassett will play a role in FX's American Horror Story: Hotel. Bassett, who played Marie Laveau in American Horror Story: Coven and Desiree Dupree in American Horror Story: Freak Show, joins a growing Hotel cast that includes Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, Evan Peters, and Chloë Sevigny.
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) April 30, 2015
- Derek Anderson
James Purefoy may no longer be part of The Following, but he’s hoping fans will follow him (I’m here all week, guys) to his new show. The actor, whose character on the Fox drama, Joe Carroll, was (spoiler alert) executed in this past Monday’s episode, has been cast in SundanceTV’s upcoming series Hap and Leonard. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Purefoy will star as Hap Collins, “a white working-class laborer who spent time in federal prison for refusing to be drafted and serve in the Vietnam War. Flash-forward to his 40s, and he’s barely scraping by picking roses on an East Texas plantation.” Starring opposite Purefoy in Hap and Leonard will be Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire), who will be playing Hap’s lifelong best friend, Leonard, “an openly gay, black Vietnam vet with anger issues going back to the uncle who shunned him for his sexual orientation, »
- Chris King
The actor, (Spoiler alert!) whose serial killer character was executed in Monday’s episode of Fox’s The Following, will play an ex-con trying to stay out of trouble in Sundance’s Hap and Leonard, per The Hollywood Reporter.
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Purefoy will play Hap, a plantation worker in 1980s Texas who did time in federal prison for dodging the Vietnam War draft. Hap’s best friend, an angry, openly gay Vietnam vet named Leonard, will be played »
Picked up for six one-hour episodes, the “Hap and Leonard” examines race, class and friendship through the eyes of unlikely best friends Hap Collins (Purefoy) and Leonard Pine (Williams) in 1980s East Texas.
Hap spent time in prison for refusing to be drafted and serve in the Vietnam War. Now in his 30s, he works on a plantation picking roses with little financial means, but still has Leonard, his lifelong best friend and confidant. An openly gay black Vietnam war vet, Leonard struggles with anger issues and was raised by his homophobic uncle, causing him to lean on Hap for support in the non-progressive rural South of the 1980s.
The show, »
- Seth Kelley
SundanceTV has found its Hap. James Purefoy (The Following, Episodes) has been cast in a co-starring role opposite Michael Kenneth Williams in Sundance’s straight-to-series drama Hap And Leonard. It follows the story of Hap Collins (Purefoy), a white, working-class laborer, and Leonard Pine (Williams), a black, openly gay Vietnam vet with anger issues. Having been raised by an uncle who shunned him after learning he was homosexual, Leonard was left with Hap — who spent… »
At long last, The Following delivers the face-to-face confrontation we've been waiting for all season...
This review contains spoilers.
This is what has been missing all along, and this is what I've been asking for since the beginning of the season. Joe and Ryan, the two most important characters on the show, trapped in a room together and forced to examine their codependent relationship in great depth and detail. Dreaming about one another, little conversations through glass windows or from behind bars, and finally, ten episodes into the show, we get something that actually matters between the two characters capable of holding our interest just through a conversation.
Joe, who we last saw making a shank out of a pair of sunglasses he pried off the dead body of Theo's mouthpiece, is facing his execution. The guards take him into the preparation room, he has a brief meeting with his lawyer, »
Ninja Warrior UK: ITV, 7pm
To make it to the semi-final round, contestants must pass the Mount Midoriyama tower.
Atlantis: BBC One, 7.45pm
This week, knowing that the other woman is the only thing standing in the way of being a true ruler, Pasiphae offers Ariadne an ultimatum.
Meanwhile, Jason and Hercules have sought exile in the mountains, where Medusa and Pythagoras come up with their own plot, requiring a sacrifice of unimaginable proportions.
Britain's Got Talent: ITV,8pm
We're in the third round of auditions, and the competition is heating up. Judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden, and Alesha Dixon are on the hunt to uncover the nation's brightest talent.
Will any of tonight's acts have what it takes »
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