The Following

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Name: The Following
Creator: Kevin Williamson
Date(s): January 21, 2013 – May 18, 2015
Medium: TV
Country of Origin: USA
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The Following is an American crime thriller television series created by Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries creator), and jointly produced by Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. On May 8, 2015, Fox canceled The Following after three seasons.[1][2] The final episode aired on May 18, 2015.


The series follows the former FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) trying to help recapture serial killer Joe Carroll and his cult of followers, made up of other assassins.

Main Characters

  • Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy, a former FBI agent, recalled to assist the FBI once Joe Carroll escapes and his cult begins to develop.
  • James Purefoy as Joe Carroll,[note 1] a former professor turned serial killer and cult leader, based on Stu Macher from Scream (1996)
  • Shawn Ashmore as Mike Weston, a young FBI agent who later becomes romantically involved with Ryan's niece, Max
  • Valorie Curry as Emma Hill (seasons 1–2), a follower and romantic partner of Joe Carroll
  • Nico Tortorella as Jacob Wells (season 1), one of Joe Carroll's followers and romantic interest of both Emma and Paul
  • Adan Canto as Paul Torres (season 1), one of Joe Carroll's followers, working closely with Jacob and Emma
  • Sam Underwood as Luke and Mark Gray (seasons 2–3), Lily's psychopathic twin sons
  • Jessica Stroup as Max Hardy (seasons 2–3), niece of Ryan Hardy and a New York City Police Department detective


Example Fanworks

Archives, Communities & Resources


  1. ^ Joe Carroll, the name of the serial killer, was also an alias used by London "Sketchbook killer" John Sweeney.


  1. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 8, 2015). "The Following Cancelled at Fox". TVLine. Archived from the original on May 10, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 8, 2015). "'The Following' Cancelled By Fox". Deadline. Archived from the original on May 9, 2015.