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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The characters Mark and Luke, the twins in season two, are played by one actor, Sam Underwood. Every scene that they are in together had to be filmed twice and pieced together post-production. A few scenes, however, are filmed with stunt double Shan Agish switching out roles. See more »

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The Following- A new compelling TV series
21 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The writing was good creating tension and setting the scene for following episodes. The play between Kevin Bacon's character as the flawed former FBI agent and James Purefoy as the serial killer is excellent. Purefoy's character is both frightening and compelling fleshing out a complex character that plays well against Kevin Bacon's powerful portrayal as the former FBI agent. Good first start. Similar to the FBI character in The Red Dragon, Bacon is struggling to come to terms with his experience with the killer. The supporting characters are also very good and there are enough twists and turns to satisfy most of those who like thrillers. The one flaw is that in a one hours time limit the end became a bit predictable. However, this is forgivable because of the quality of the writing. It leaves enough hanging to compel me to watch the next episode.


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