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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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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

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 »

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 Na Na Na Batman (2014) See more »

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Extremely simplistic - not worth your time
27 February 2013 | by Attila_the_gorillaSee all my reviews

The only reason I've been watching this since episode 1 is in some blind hope of a miraculous recovery. Unfortunately there's no sign of it, every episode is as bad as the previous ones, or even worse. Finally I'm giving up.

Shockingly superficial developments, lack of the slightest resemblance of rationality and unbelievable/unrelatable characters, no patience with the writing. It seems more like theatre than TV, everything is exaggerated to a point of hilarity. No subtlety, it's all very quickly done with little appreciation of human nature. Tries to live off its shock value, both in the gratuitous violence and the ridiculously simplistic unrealistic developments and characters.

To me the acting is also poor, especially of the followers, they are so theatrical, doesn't suit motion picture. Kevin Bacon is also unimpressive but there's not much he could have done with the lousy script. It's all very lifeless.

Very disappointing, spend your time watching some insightful documentaries instead.

I'd feel guilty giving it 1 out of 10, after all I did struggle through a few episodes. So I give it 3, cos I'm having a good day.


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