The Following (2013– )

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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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 Ryan Hardy (30 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Joe Carroll (30 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Lily Gray (13 episodes, 2014)
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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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They will never let go.


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In a recent interview, Kevin Williamson revealed that one of the first ideas for this show was in his draft for Scream 3 (2000), the one movie of the franchise that he ended up not writing. The idea was that Sidney Prescott would arrive to a house to find a group of murdered people, implying that she was too late to save them. The twist would have been that at one moment, they would all start getting up, alive, and it would be revealed that they were all part of a cult following Ghostface. See more »

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The Wallowing
28 February 2013 | by (London) – See all my reviews

What started out as quite a promising series, with the decent-enough pilot episode, The Following has unfortunately taken a slow, but noticeable nose dive in quality, until it has reached a nadir in the latest episode (6, I think) where it has started to resemble a facsimile of the numerous other boring FBI/CSI/NYPD shows, only not as interesting, with clunky and unintentionally funny dialogue. People keep banging on about the amount of blood, gore and violence, and there is a portentous disclaimer before each episode highlighting this fact for the squeamish and weak of stomach, but in fact the show is disappointingly bloodless (not that that should every really be a selling point), I've seen more violent episodes of Eastenders. The characters are almost all totally unlikeable and unconvincing, and the the baddies and goodies all supremely incompetent. Kevin Bacon spends most of the time looking uncomfortable, and out or breath, his dicky ticker issue being rammed home at various points by a loud thumping heart noise in the soundtrack. I don't think I'll bother watching any more of The Following, I might do something useful, like re-grout the kitchen floor.


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