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'The Followers' trailer released

Kevin Bacon's FOX series ups the creep factor with an extended sneak peek

By Sona Charaipotra Nov 12, 2012 10:11AM
Photo courtesy FOX
On Monday, January 21, Kevin Bacon returns to the small screen with his new FOX drama, "The Followers," in which he stars as Ryan Hardy, a former FBI agent who called it quits when the one who got away hit a little too close to home.
 

Photo courtesy FOXThe killer -- death row escapee Joe Carroll (played by who James Purefoy) -- is on another spree, having killed 14 co-eds and counting, and it's up to Ryan to stop him. And he'll have help, from Joe's wife, Claire (Natalie Zea), with whom TK had a fling back in the day. Yup, that means this game of cat-and-mouse in extremely personal. And as if Ryan didn't already have his hands full with Carroll himself, he's now got to deal with a cult of devotees who have deified the killer -- and are committing atrocious acts in his name. 
 
 
The action-packed thriller is helmed by Kevin Williamson, who successfully tried his hand at horror with films like "Scream" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer" in addition to teen-angst dramas like "Dawson's Creek" and "The Vampire Diaries." But the breakneck pace and gruesome intensity of this new suspense drama show us Williamson is really upping his game -- and Bacon, whose last extended TV stint was an early-career role on "The Guiding Light," is bringing some stellar chops to the role, as is the reliably strong Purefoy ("Rome," "Episodes"). 

Here's the sneak peek:
"The Following" premieres Monday, Jan. 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX. 
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Jan 22, 2013 11:38PM
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The violence in this show is over the line, and showing a dog dying from torture made my stomach turn over.  It was so incredibly sad.  Seeing the eyes dug out of a woman and her screaming as she died and who's character we had gotten to know made it even more sick.  I took the show off my record list.  I know I'm probably in the minority.  I do like James Purfoy and Kevin Bacon.  Too bad they have to debase themselves and act in shows that substitute talented writing for sick violence.
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