The Following (2013–2015)
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Former FBI agent Ryan Hardy is brought on board as a consultant when the serial killer he arrested many years before, Joe Carroll, escapes from prison killing several guards in the process.... See full summary »


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Kevin Williamson (created by), Kevin Williamson





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bacon ... Ryan Hardy
Jeananne Goossen ... Jennifer Mason
Natalie Zea ... Claire Matthews
Shawn Ashmore ... Mike Weston
Valorie Curry ... Emma Hill
Nico Tortorella ... Jacob Wells
Adan Canto ... Paul Torres
Kyle Catlett ... Joey Matthews
Maggie Grace ... Sarah Fuller
James Purefoy ... Joe Carroll
Billy Brown ... Troy Riley
John Lafayette ... Marshall Turner
Steve Monroe ... Jordy Raines
Michael Roark ... Detective Warren
Melissa Ponzio ... Detective Joan Garcia


Former FBI agent Ryan Hardy is brought on board as a consultant when the serial killer he arrested many years before, Joe Carroll, escapes from prison killing several guards in the process. Although Hardy caught him, he paid a heavy price. He was stabbed in the heart and lives courtesy of a pacemaker. He's also on a disability pension. Carroll was an English professor with a fondness for the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Now that he's out, Hardy is certain he will go after Sarah Fuller, his last victim who managed to survive the attack. He's correct but they realize too late that Carroll spent much of his time in prison on the Internet and now has a group of devoted followers who will do as he asks. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

21 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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(at around 34 mins) Shortly after Ryan Hardy is exiting a vehicle into the Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast, you can see a crew member move around inside of the SUV. The person is a male with a baseball cap who quickly ducks his head behind the steering wheel. See more »


Annie: The hangover has begun.
Sarah Fuller: Told you not to drink.
Annie: I'm not interesting enough to not drink.
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AMAZING! Hold onto your seats! It's CRAZY GOOD!!!
22 January 2013 | by jmcamueller-589-673709See all my reviews

LOVED this! Literally on the edge of my seat the whole time... I screamed once... LOL There are amazing twists and turns... AMAZING!!! I kept thinking it was a movie because of the non stop action but then realized it will be on EVERY WEEK!!! I would recommend definitely not for a weak stomach as there is a lot of violence and blood but it is AN AMAZING SHOW! It's Taken meets Silence of the Lambs with a little bit of James Patterson... Finally something that can keep you guessing and will have me looking forward to next week already!!!! HURRY UP!! When I heard Kevin Bacon was going to be in it, I set my DVR because he is amazingly talented... I have now watched it and it is a now being recorded for the whole serious as PERMANENT RECORDING FOR SURE!!! AWESOME! It's on FOX... SET YOUR DVRS!!

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