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The Following Preview: A Look Ahead At The First Season

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.

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Moving on, how about that pilot episode? I couldn't help but notice that the first episode of Kevin Williamson's thrilling new series pulled a Scream on us in bringing in a well known actress (Maggie Grace) for the introduction to this story only to kill her off in the first chapter. RIP Sarah Fuller. At least you made it past the title card, which is more than Drew Barrymore can say about her role in Scream, right? James Purefoy's serial killer character Joe Carroll escaped from prison to finish his work and then promptly surrendered, which suggests we really shouldn't underestimate the amount of control this guy has on the situation. And the pilot episode revealed to us that it wasn't only the prison guard helping him, but also Sarah's neighbors, and the nanny to Claire and Joe's son. Who else might be among Joe's following? It could be anyone. (Except probably Ryan.)

Claire's son has been taken, Joe's back in jail and this all appears to be just the beginning to something much bigger and creepier than one man with a dreamy accent and attractive beard stubble. Watch the trailer below.

The trailer teases fourteen new episodes (fourteen weeks in a row!) and even more thrills, including a man on fire (as though there couldn't be anything creepier than the topless girl who stuck a knife in her eye). There's also the introduction of a new FBI agent who specializes in cults and seems to have picked up on Ryan's drinking situation. Oh, and Joe has more surprises waiting for Ryan.

The Following airs Mondays at 9:00 p.m. ET on Fox.

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