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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 Ryan Hardy (45 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Mike Weston (45 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Joe Carroll (45 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Mark / ... (30 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Max Hardy (30 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Emma Hill (29 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Claire Matthews (23 episodes, 2013-2014)
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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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Joe Carroll, the name of the serial killer, was also an alias used by London "Sketchbook killer" John Sweeney. See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.128 (2013) See more »

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"The Following" is my new addiction!
21 January 2013 | by (South Carolina) – See all my reviews

This new television show is well written and brilliantly acted. I am thrilled to see something on the air that actually promotes thought. Unlike reality TV, this show has twists and turns that will catch the viewer totally by surprise. As a former literature major, I loved reading Edgar Allen Poe. This show will surely bring back an interest in his works. So kudos to the writers for actually being intelligent and my hope is that viewers will be challenged and continue to tune in. I know that I have had my share of mindless television and look forward to seeing another episode of "The Following" next Monday night. I guess you could say that I am a "Following" follower. Now, how about setting up a Facebook page so we can Share, Share, Share...? *smile*


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