Remember in Terminator when the terminator showed up from the future and started killing lots of Sarah Connors? Well, it looks like Joe Carroll is pulling a similar stunt in next Monday's episode of The Following, except for him, it's less about eliminating anyone who might someday give birth to mankind's savior and more about sending a message to the FBI. All Claire's beware! Joe Carroll wants his wife back, and based on the promo, it looks like he's willing to kill (or have his followers kill) a lot of Claires if it means getting that message through to the FBI.
One of the biggest hits to emerge from the mid-season premieres is Fox's The Following. The slasher from Scream writer Kevin Williamson is amassing a good-sized cult of its own and has already been granted another season from the network. And to see where the craziness is headed over the next few weeks, Fox has put together this "Movie Trailer" for Season 1.
As the trailer for next week's episode reminds us, there are only eight new episodes left of The Following's first season. On the bright side, Fox has assured us that those eight episodes won't be the series' last when they announced the renewal of the suspenseful thriller yesterday. The Following will be back for Season 2. In the meantime, last night's episode marked another game changer, leaving the remainder of Season 1 full of potential for dark and disturbing things.
Fox's psychological thriller The Following has been delivering steady ratings, dipping only slightly from its series premiere of more than 10 million viewers. So while it's not especially surprising to learn that the network has decided to give it an early renewal ahead of the spring, it's certainly good news for those of us who have grown used to looking forward to Mondays to see what happens next to Joe Carroll's creepy followers and Kevin Bacon's Ryan Hardy, the man trying to track them down.
It doesn't take the astute mind of a TV critic to see similarities in this seasons two new serial killer dramas, namely Fox's The Following and The CW's Cult. Of course, there are bound to be many differences and two projects that share a strong resemblance coming out at the same time is also not a rare occurrence. It's just another in a long line of Deep Impact - Armageddon situations. Here are five other awkwardly timed television releases...
The Following delivered a particularly suspenseful episode last night. If you aren't caught up on the Fox thriller through Episode 5 ("The Siege"), read no further! If you have, then you know the show left off with a pretty fantastic cliffhanger this week. See what's going in in next Monday's "The Fall" in the preview ahead!
After three episodes earned solid ratings, The Following seems to have already gained an increasingly large one of its own but the serial killer series is as frustrating as it is entertaining. The Fox program has more than a few great performances, some thrilling sequences and enough blood to satisfy the thirstiest of horror fans, however, the writing in Kevin Scream Williamson's return to the slasher is often also the bad kind of cringe-worthy.
The second episode of The Following aired last night, giving us the next chapter of Kevin Williamson's creepy new drama series and leaving off with yet another disturbing sequence as we saw, once again, what the people in Joe Carroll's cult-like following are capable of. Check out the promo for next week's episode, "The Poet's Fire."
The Following premiered on Fox last night, introducing us to Kevin Bacon's character, former FBI agent Ryan Hardy, and the creepy serial killer Joe Carroll, played by James Purefoy. For those who didn't catch the series premiere, it's now available to watch online in all its creepy, suspenseful glory.
Fox debuted their exciting new thriller The Following tonight and followed it up with an intense teaser that gives us a look at what's ahead in the series' first season. Check it out ahead. Spoiler alert: If you haven't watched the series premiere yet, read no further! This article contains spoilers about the first episode.
Arriving on Fox tonight is Kevin Williamson's new thriller-drama The Following. The clips we have to show you from the series premiere introduce to Kevin Bacon's character FBI agent Ryan Hardy, and in a less direct way, serial killer Joe Carroll, played by James Purefoy.
At long last, Fox is premiering their new drama series The Following. The trailers and other promotional content released over the last few months have promised something thrilling, suspenseful and dark, and the pilot episode delivers just that, in addition to serving as the start of what could be one of the year's intense new drama series. For those not averse to violence or TV drama with an edge, The Following is a must-watch.
At long last, what may very well be Fox's best new drama of the season arrives on Monday. The Following star Kevin Bacon spoke to the press on a conference call today, giving us a few interesting insights about the show and his character Ryan Hardy, an FBI agent who's brought out of retirement when serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) escapes from prison.
As you may have noticed, Netflix has been adding some shows to its library a bit sooner than usual following the series' original airdate. For example, FX's American Horror Story's first season went up last fall, about a year after it aired, and Scandal's first season was made available streaming on Netflix just months from its original airing on ABC. From Netflix's recent announcement about the deal they've signed with Warner Bros. Television Group, it looks like we'll be seeing some other great, currently-airing TV shows on Netflix in the future.
Among the handful of shows that we selected as the top new series we can't wait to start watching this winter is Kevin Williamson's suspenseful looking Fox thriller The Following. Fox has wisely been sharing promotional content for the drama over the last couple of months, and among the more recent videos is one that talks about the intentions of serial killer Joe Carroll and Kevin Bacon's character, FBI Agent Ryan Hardy.