Comic-Con Exclusive: The Following Cast Scares Up Scoop

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The good news about The Following: it's easily the best pilot of the upcoming season.

The bad news: Fans will need to wait until January for this Kevin Williamson-created thriller to premiere.

What can you expect to see on Kevin Bacon's first television series? Blood, gore, violence, suspense and fascinating characters, most of whom are previewed below in our exclusive Comic-Con interviews with The Following cast and producers...


Bacon said he's been perusing TV scripts for three years, hoping to land a full-time role. What drew him to The Following? Find out now:

Acting opposite Bacon, and scaring the heck out of viewers, will be James Purefoy. In this chat, he goes into detail about his upcoming serial killer and how he's now an expert on Edgar Allen Poe:

Shawn Ashmore, as an FBI agent, will be tasked with controlling Bacon's Ryan Hardy and bringing Purefoy's Joe Carroll to justice. The former X-Men star teases his character, and talks Comic-Con, in this interview:

How did such an intense drama even make it on to network television? Producer Marcos Siega discusses the process and mindset of the creative team:

Finally, let's hear from the man behind The Following himself, Williamson. This super producer agrees with our assessment: that Kevin Bacon guy might have a solid career in front of him:

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