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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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3   2   1  
2015   2014   2013  
3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Joe Caroll Was Just The Beggining. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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USA

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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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Trivia

Joe Carroll, the name of the serial killer, was also an alias used by London "Sketchbook killer" John Sweeney. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in WTFiWWY: The Great Toilet Robbery (2014) See more »

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Very 24!
29 October 2018 | by bestfootieSee all my reviews

If you like 24 you'll love this.

It's not as good as 24, though has a lot of the cinematography, pace, darkness, complexity of characters.

Kept me gripped with a few lulls at points.

My main gripe was that there were many elementary errors that in real life just wouldn't be made (both by Ryan's corporation and Joe's corporation, though mainly the former's).

The two or three lead characters gave really strong performances and many of the Followers also demonstrate great loony cult character psychopaths.

Eery throughout.


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