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The Following
The Following intertitle.png
GenreDrama
Thriller
Psychological thriller
Created byKevin Williamson
Starring
Composer(s)John Frizzell
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes15 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Rebecca Dameron
Michael Stricks
Editor(s)Rob Seidenglanz
Location(s)New York City, New York
CinematographyDavid Tuttman
Camera setupSingle camera
Running time42-45 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelFox
Original runJanuary 21, 2013 (2013-01-21) – present
External links
Website
 
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The Following
The Following intertitle.png
GenreDrama
Thriller
Psychological thriller
Created byKevin Williamson
Starring
Composer(s)John Frizzell
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes15 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Rebecca Dameron
Michael Stricks
Editor(s)Rob Seidenglanz
Location(s)New York City, New York
CinematographyDavid Tuttman
Camera setupSingle camera
Running time42-45 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelFox
Original runJanuary 21, 2013 (2013-01-21) – present
External links
Website

The Following is an American television drama series which premiered on Fox on January 21, 2013 [1] about an FBI agent trying to catch a serial killer and his murderous cult. The series was created by Kevin Williamson and is jointly produced by Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. The first season consisted of 15 episodes.[2]

On March 4, 2013, the series was renewed for a second season to premiere January 19, 2014.[3]

Premise[edit]

The Following centers on former FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and his attempts to recapture serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) following the latter's escape from prison. Hardy soon discovers that the charismatic Carroll has surrounded himself with a group of like-minded individuals (which he met while teaching and while in prison), and turned them into a cult of fanatical killers. When Carroll's son Joey (Kyle Catlett) is abducted by his father's followers, the FBI discovers that it is the first step in a wider plan for Carroll to escape custody, humiliate Hardy, and murder Carroll's ex-wife Claire (Natalie Zea).

Production[edit]

Conception[edit]

Kevin Williamson pitched The Following to Fox, because it was "home of his all-time favorite show, 24".[4] Comparing Hardy with Jack Bauer, he described the character as someone who "will die saving the moment" and "[carrying] the weight of every victim on his shoulders".[4]

Williamson knew he wanted to produce a show that would be gory; he knew it would also be controversial. When Fox Broadcasting Chief Operating Officer Joe Earley[5] was asked about the subject material, he answered that the network felt pressured to draw in a large audience to equal the broad scope and intensity of the narrative.[6]

Writing[edit]

To slip gory scenes past the Standards and Practices department at Fox Broadcasting, Williamson explained, "There are tricks... Okay, in the same episode there's an actor cutting someone in the jugular, and you're harping on the sex scene? So I sent a little email to [Fox Entertainment chairman] Kevin Reilly, and within 15 minutes the broadcast-and-standards people were like, It's okay".[4]

Casting[edit]

Williamson wanted to cast "a tough guy with a boyish side" in the role of Ryan Hardy and told his agent that he had someone like Kevin Bacon in mind for the role. When his agent suggested Bacon himself, Williamson discovered that Bacon had spent the past four years trying to find a television program he would like to do. Bacon described his attraction to the role as stemming from the way it centered on a life-or-death situation.[4] Jeananne Goossen was cast in the role of FBI agent Jennifer Mason in the pilot, but the role was reworked and in subsequent episodes of the series her character was written out and replaced by Special Agent Debra Parker, played by Annie Parisse.[7]

Cast[edit]

The main actors from The Following, standing side-by-side.
From left to right: Jacob Wells, Emma Hill, Paul Torres, Joe Carroll, Claire Matthews, Joey Matthews, Ryan Hardy, Mike Weston, and Debra Parker

Main cast[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD and Blu-ray release date
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
115January 21, 2013 (2013-01-21)April 29, 2013 (2013-04-29)January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)[9]December 2, 2013 (2013-12-02)[10]November 13, 2013 (2013-11-13)[11]
215[12]January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19)TBATBATBATBA

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

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11"Pilot"Marcos SiegaKevin WilliamsonJanuary 21, 2013 (2013-01-21)29681510.42[13]
Infamous serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) escapes from prison and Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), a retired F.B.I. agent responsible for capturing Carroll, is pulled back into the field to assist the manhunt. The police secure both Claire Matthews (Natalie Zea), Carroll's ex-wife (and mother of his son Joey) with whom Ryan had an affair, and Sarah Fuller (Maggie Grace), the only one of Carroll's victims to survive. Assisted by FBI agents Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore) and Jennifer Mason (Jeananne Goossen), Hardy attempts to track down a prison guard who helped Carroll escape and is now being taught how to be a serial killer. When a young woman commits suicide in front of Hardy at Carroll's request saying the same last words as Edgar Allan Poe, Hardy begins to suspect that Carroll has used the internet to create a following of disciples he uses to carry out his plans. Sarah is kidnapped by two such followers (men posing as gay neighbors) and is tortured and killed by Carroll. Hardy is too late to save her, but Carroll allows himself to be taken back into custody, where he tells Hardy that this is only the beginning. Denise, Joey's live-in nanny who is completely trusted by Claire, is revealed to be another of Joe's followers (real name Emma Hill) and abducts Joey, who still believes Denise to be his nanny, meeting up with the two men who kidnapped Sarah. 
22"Chapter Two"Marcos SiegaKevin WilliamsonJanuary 28, 2013 (2013-01-28)2J740210.10[14]
Special Agent Debra Parker (Annie Parisse), an expert on alternative religions, joins the case, replacing Agent Mason, as the hunt for Carroll's son intensifies. Carroll's prison guard protege Jordy (Steve Monroe) makes his first kill, slaughtering three college girls in their sorority house. Claire tries to discover Joey's whereabouts from Carroll, but the interview only serves to reveal her prior relationship with Hardy to everyone. Joey's nanny-turned-kidnapper Emma Hill (Valorie Curry), having convinced him that he's on an adventure, takes him to an isolated house, along with Sarah Fuller's "gay" neighbors Paul Torres (Adan Canto) and Jacob Wells (Nico Tortorella). Tensions begin to rise between the three as Paul, having pretended to be Jacob's lover for years, is now jealous of the intimate relationship between Jacob and Emma. Hardy is attacked by a Poe masked man while investigating Emma's old residence. Jordy attacks Claire in her home, but Hardy wounds him and he is arrested. Parker delivers a book of Poe's works to Carroll in prison, which results in a short but noticeable unspoken communication between the two of them. The next day, the man in the Poe mask lights a seemingly random civilian on fire in a crowd. 
33"The Poet's Fire"Liz FriedlanderAdam Armus & Kay FosterFebruary 4, 2013 (2013-02-04)2J74039.01[15]
Ryan Hardy and his team obtain video footage of the immolation incident and he recognizes the victim (Todd Faulkner) as a literary critic who gave Joe Carroll's book a scathing review. Emma, Paul and Jacob continue to keep Joey at the house, but Paul confronts Emma about her relationship with Jacob, and she cuts his arm. He leaves the house and picks up a convenience store worker, Megan (Li Jun Li), later knocking her out to kidnap and hold her hostage at the house. Rick Kester (Michael Drayer), who is responsible for killing Faulkner, is also uncovered as another of Carroll's followers. His wife, Maggie (Virginia Kull) is found by Hardy and his team and brought in for questioning. She claims to be separated from Kester because he was abusive, having stabbed her on a previous occasion. Kester kills the dean at the college where Carroll worked as revenge for his having denied Carroll tenure. Maggie returns home under protection by FBI agent Reilly. Meanwhile, special Agent Parker interviews Jordy to try to discover Joey's whereabouts. Jordy says that he does not know where Joey is but that Kester's wife does because she helped plan the abduction, revealing Maggie to be involved. While at Maggie's home, her phone receives a text message from Kester. Agent Reilly reads the message to Maggie out loud that says "now", and she fatally stabs him. Kester arrives, ready to flee with Maggie. Hardy shoots him but Maggie escapes. Jordy, upset because he revealed important information to the FBI, kills himself by swallowing and choking himself on his own bandages. Claire receives a disturbing video of Joey being goaded into killing small animals by Jacob. 
44"Mad Love"Henry BronchteinStory by: Andrew Wilder and Kevin Williamson
Teleplay by: Kevin Williamson
February 11, 2013 (2013-02-11)2J74047.79[16]
Emma sees Paul's captive, Megan, as a threat and instructs Paul to kill the woman. Paul hands the knife over to Jacob and threatens Jacob with his menacing secret. Maggie is disclosed by Carroll as his follower. Joey locates the phone Emma used to leave a voice mail for Maggie. In a brief conversation with Emma about Jacob, Paul reveals to her that Jacob has been lying to them, and has never actually killed. Ryan Hardy and his team see Maggie in a surveillance footage stabbing a victim in a parking lot after buying puzzling utilities. Hardy receives a call from his sister, Jenny (Susan Misner) and Maggie interrupts the conversation, stating that she has abducted Jenny and wants to trade her for Hardy. Jacob is confronted by Emma, leading him to confess his lies; she orders him to kill Megan as a redemption. Megan, however, pleads for her life and Jacob, unable to kill her, cuts her bonds, telling her to escape. Special Agent Parker gets curious with Hardy's sudden caller, and sends FBI agent, Mike Weston, to go after Hardy. He agrees to help Hardy rescue his sister. Hardy arrives at Jenny's restaurant, and blindfolds himself under Maggie's instruction. Maggie tortures Hardy by putting magnets on top of his body, intending to disturb his pacemaker's functionality. Megan fails to escape and is caught and tied up once again by Emma and Paul. Agent Weston kills Maggie with a single shot to the chest. Jacob finds Megan in the house again and joins Paul and Emma in the shower. 
55"The Siege"Phil AbrahamRebecca DameronFebruary 18, 2013 (2013-02-18)2J74058.39[17]
Joey gets his hands on the hidden phone, while Emma, Paul and Jacob leisure in the bedroom. He manages to have an informative conversation with Claire, before Paul pulls him away from the phone. Caroll's attorney, Olivia Warren (Renee Elise Goldsberry) is seen in the department, while Paul continues to convince Jacob to kill Megan. Warren addresses Caroll's "The Following" allegation by quoting Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" in her press conference that triggers a follower to start his mission. Special Agent Parker deputizes Hardy. Emma reveals one of the followers, Charlie Mead (Tom Lipinski). Warren meets Claire and informs her of Caroll's instruction in order for her to see Joey. Joey escapes from the house and stumbles upon a nearby male neighbor, who leads him to his house after Joey requests to borrow his house phone. Emma finds Joey and convinces him that she will lend him her phone if he comes along with her. The neighbors notify the police. After being told by Emma, Paul breaks into the neighbor's house with a hoe and kills them. Hardy rushes to the location with a police officer. Claire escapes from an FBI agent, Marshall Turner (John Lafayette) who is watching her having lunch with her friend. Emma locks Joey in the bedroom, and finds a man sent by Charlie, Hank Flynn (Josh Segarra), who is to move them out of the house. Hardy arrives at the neighbor's home, only to find that they are both murdered. He tracks the nearby path and sees Jacob and Paul. Hank fatally shoots the police officer, and Hardy later kills Hank. Claire arrives at the location instructed by Warren and follows Charlie. But before Hardy can save Joey, Paul points a gun to his head. 
66"The Fall"Marcos SiegaShintaro ShimosawaFebruary 25, 2013 (2013-02-25)2J74068.58[18]
While being held captive with Megan, Hardy is able to cause dissension among Emma, Paul and Jacob. Emma sneaks Joey away while Paul and Jacob scuffle with Hardy; Paul is stabbed by Hardy, who takes the opportunity to help Megan escape. Emma is caught by Weston, who is shot by a local policewoman later revealed to be working with the mysterious "Roderick". Paul and Jacob are able to escape with the help of other followers disguised as FBI agents. Faced with this turn of events, Hardy, Parker and Weston begin to question their assumptions about the case and realise that The Following is much bigger than a cell of three individuals. Meanwhile, Charlie holds Claire at a remote warehouse, where he mentions that Carroll wants her to survive and reveals an attraction for her after years of surveilling her. Turner eventually finds Claire and takes her home, where she is upset that Emma escaped with Joey. It is also revealed that Agent Parker grew up in a cult with her parents, leading to her expert knowledge of the subject. 
77"Let Me Go"Nick GomezSeamus Kevin FaheyMarch 4, 2013 (2013-03-04)2J74078.81[19]
Carroll's lawyer, Olivia Warren, is able to arrange his transfer to another jail. The FBI are wary of the transfer and monitor every step, save for the actual exit of the van. Frustrated, Hardy begins to suspect that Carroll either has Followers inside the system, or that he is coercing someone to do his bidding. His suspicions are confirmed when Weston realises the tape of the prisoner loading bay has been doctored. The quickly identify the prison warden as the likely culprit, learning that his daughter has disappeared without explanation. Hardy relays his suspicions to Parker, who has the transport van pull over. She and the Marshals responsible for the transfer discover Carroll is not in the van. When confronted, the warden admits Carroll's people coerced him, but he has no knowledge of where Carroll is. Carroll was assisted in his escape by Olivia Warren, whom he forces to call Hardy. He strangles her while Hardy listens. Hardy and Weston arrive on the scene and pursue Carroll through a building where Carroll reveals he has planned all of this for "years" before escaping. With help from a Follower, Carroll arrives at a mansion where dozens of more followers appear to greet him. Then Carroll sees Joey as a grown child for the first time. 
88"Welcome Home"Joshua ButlerAmanda Kate ShumanMarch 11, 2013 (2013-03-11)2J74088.15[20]
Distracted by the search for Joey and unable to find any leads in Carroll's escape, the FBI lose faith in Hardy's ability to catch him and his followers and usher in a new agent to oversee the investigation. As Hardy and Parker become frustrated with having to play office politics whilst conducting a manhunt, Carroll's plans escalate even further as he puts its next stage into action. 
99"Love Hurts"Marcos Siega & Adam DavidsonAdam Armus & Kay FosterMarch 18, 2013 (2013-03-18)2J74097.34[21]
Carroll reaches out to Hardy with an unusual request, and despite the threat of swift and violent retribution if his demands are not met, Hardy realizes that he might be holding onto a bigger bargaining chip than first thought. 
1010"Guilt"Joshua ButlerKevin Williamson & Shintaro ShimosawaMarch 25, 2013 (2013-03-25)2J74106.66[22]
Knowing that it is only a matter of time before Carroll finds her, Hardy must outsmart a group of followers and move Claire to a safe place. Jacob and Emma are reunited, but the meeting turns sour. 
1111"Whips and Regret"Marcos SiegaKevin Williamson & Rebecca DameronApril 1, 2013 (2013-04-01)2J74116.57[23]
Claire is taken by Carroll's followers, but Hardy and Parker refuse to let her go without a fight. Meanwhile, the FBI look inward, investigating the connection between one of their own safehouses and a crime committed by one of Carroll's flock. 
1212"The Curse"David Von AnckenSeamus Kevin Fahey & Amanda Kate ShumanApril 8, 2013 (2013-04-08)2J74126.30[24]
Hardy, Parker and Weston seek out a militia leader with ties to Carroll's cult. Meanwhile, Joe has hit a roadblock with his book as he struggles to understand what motivates Hardy, and takes Jacob and Vincent to kill the militia leader before he can talk. 
1313"Havenport"Nicole KassellDavid Wilcox & Vincent AngellApril 15, 2013 (2013-04-15)2J74136.36[25]
After being recognized at a police station by Weston, whom he had believed to still be in the hospital, Roderick is forced to go on the run, and his disagreements with Joe come to a head when he abducts Joey as "insurance" against Joe and the FBI. Roderick is killed by the followers for his betrayal, but Joey is rescued by Hardy and Weston. Claire stabs Joe, badly wounding him, and causing an already overwrought Joe to call Hardy and say that he intends to kill Claire. 
1414"The End is Near"Joshua ButlerAdam Armus & Kay FosterApril 22, 2013 (2013-04-22)2J74147.04 [26]
Frustrated with his writing, drinking heavily and bleeding from an open wound courtesy of Claire, Carroll becomes increasingly unstable, and his erratic behavior destroys morale among his followers. As Hardy and the FBI launch a raid on their compound, the cult retaliates with an attack on an evacuation center in Havenport, giving Carroll the chance to escape. Emma and Jacob recapture Claire, and with their help, Carroll spirits Claire away on a boat. Emma murders Jacob when he tries to flee. As Hardy relentlessly pursues them, Agent Parker is abducted and buried alive. 
1515"The Final Chapter"Marcos SiegaKevin WilliamsonApril 29, 2013 (2013-04-29)2J74157.82[27]
Joe Carroll continues his story as he brings Claire to a secluded island. Meanwhile, Agent Parker is still missing. A young boy is found with a mask that has a phone number that will reach Parker in her coffin. They find the car that Parker describes and are attacked by a sniper. Ryan captures the sniper and brings him in for questioning on the whereabouts of Parker. After he is tortured, the sniper reveals Parker's location. Mike and Ryan proceed to the location with the sniper in custody, but arrive too late. The sniper then laughs, and Ryan, frustrated, kills the sniper. While calling for backup, Ryan further investigates the coffin and finds Joe's unfinished story. The manuscript tells Ryan where to go alone for his final showdown with Joe. Mike tries to reason with Ryan to let him go with him, but Ryan holds him off at gunpoint and takes off alone. At the location described, Ryan encounters Emma, and after a brief exchange he is drugged and brought to the island where Joe is holding Claire. Some time after arriving at the island, Ryan wakes up and, during the ensuing struggle, he and Carroll end up in a boathouse filled with gasoline tanks. A gasoline tank is hit with a stray shot, engulfing the building and a trapped Joe in flames. When Ryan runs outside, the building explodes, presumably killing Joe. After the FBI secure the scene, Ryan takes Claire back to his apartment. With Claire in the other room, Ryan's ex-girlfriend Molly shows up and stabs him in the stomach, revealing that she is a follower. When Claire enters the room, Molly proceeds to stab her in the back, leaving Ryan screaming in terror. 

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

On March 4, 2013, Fox renewed The Following for a second season consisting of 15 episodes set to air in 2014.[12] New writers for the second season include Alexi Hawley, Vincent Angell, Lizzie Mickery, Scott Reynolds, Dewayne Darian Jones and Brett Mahoney.[28][29]

No. in
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No. in
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
161Marcos Siega[30]Kevin Williamson[30]January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19)[31]TBA
172Joshua Butler[32]TBAJanuary 27, 2014 (2014-01-27)[31]TBA
183Liz Friedlander[32]Alexi Hawley[32]TBATBA
194Marcos Siega[33]Brett Mahoney[33]TBATBA
205Nicole Kassell[32]Lizzie Mickery[32]TBATBA
216"Fly Away"[34]Rob Seidenglanz[34]Dewayne Jones[34]TBA2J7556[34]TBA

Production[edit]

The lighthouse scenes in the season 1 finale were filmed at the Fire Island Light in Fire Island, NY.[35]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Including other digital sources, the premiere episode was watched by a total of 20.34 million viewers.[36]

Seasonal ratings[edit]

U.S. television ratings for The Following
SeasonTimeslot (ET)Number of EpisodesPremiereFinaleTV SeasonOverall rank18–49 rankOverall viewership
DateViewers
(millions)
DateViewers
(millions)
1
Monday 9:00 PM
15
January 21, 2013
10.42[13]
April 29, 2013
7.82[27]2012–13#22#9[37]11.87[38]
215[39]
January 19, 2014
TBA
April 21, 2014
TBA2013–14TBATBATBA

DVR ratings[edit]

Episode No.TitleAir dateDVR
18–49
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
18–49
Total
viewers
1"Pilot"January 21, 20131.94.685.115.10[40]
2"Chapter Two"January 28, 20131.84.115.114.21[41]
3"The Poet's Fire"February 4, 20131.84.214.713.22[42]
4"Mad Love"February 11, 20131.73.734.111.53[43]
5"The Siege"February 18, 20131.63.734.512.12[44]
6"The Fall"February 25, 20131.53.674.312.25[45]
7"Let Me Go"March 4, 20131.73.794.512.60[46]
8"Welcome Home"March 11, 20131.73.854.412.01[47]
9"Love Hurts"March 18, 20131.73.954.211.29[48]
10"Guilt"March 25, 20131.63.723.910.38[49]
11"Whips and Regret"April 1, 20131.73.793.910.36[50]
12"The Curse"April 8, 20131.74.043.910.34[51]
13"Havenport"April 15, 20131.73.953.810.33[52]
14"The End is Near"April 22, 20131.83.924.210.97[53]
15"The Final Chapter"April 29, 20131.43.504.111.32[54]

Critical reception[edit]

The Following was given 62/100 on Metacritic based on 32 reviews, indicating "generally favorable" reviews.[55]

USA Today's Robert Bianco rated the show highly, calling it "one of the most violent, and certainly the most frightening, series ever made by a commercial broadcast network," adding "some plot twists seem implausible at best, others are overdone or gratuitous. But some implausibility comes with the horror/suspense genre, and there's no question [Kevin] Williamson has mastered it — just as there's no question that the match of wills between the wounded [Kevin] Bacon and malevolent [James] Purefoy is exceedingly well played."[56]

Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly stated: "The weakest part of The Following is the idea that Carroll was a college professor who held his classes spellbound with lectures about Thoreau, Emerson, and, most crucially, Edgar Allan Poe." He added: "The drama's strongest elements override this flaw. Both Bacon and Purefoy are so intensely earnest, The Following quickly supersedes its patent Silence of the Lambs setup. The moments that focus on Carroll's criminal cult give the series its real power, and the modern-day variations on Charlie Manson's kill-crazy crew are genuinely spooky."[57]

The Wall Street Journal's Nancy Dewolf Smith considers the series "both better and worse than those movies where a procession of young people get killed so reliably and gorily that the audience laughs after it screams," adding, "There is some suspense here, even if it is mainly because the violence when it comes is so swift and sickening. But the show still feels slack. Is it a case of a serial-killer cliché too far?"[58]

Hank Stuever of The Washington Post called the series "a trite, gratuitously violent exercise in still more stylishly imagined American horror stories." He added, "It is filled with melodramatic sleuthing that you've seen over and over."[59]

Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times said the series was "hard to turn off and even harder to watch" and that "precisely because it is so bleak and relentlessly scary, The Following offers a more salutary depiction of violence than do series that use humor to mitigate horror — and thereby trivialize it."[60]

Accolades[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
201339th Saturn AwardsBest Network Television SeriesThe FollowingNominated
Best Actor on TelevisionKevin BaconWon
2014People's Choice AwardsFavorite Dramatic TV ActorKevin BaconPending

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