Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy in The Following – preview pictures

The creepy new thriller from Kevin Williamson kicks off on Sky Atlantic tonight


Starring Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Natalie Zea and Annie Parisse, jumpy new thriller The Following starts tonight on Sky Atlantic.


Telling the story of an FBI agent who finds himself face to face with terrifying network of serial killers, the new series has been created by Kevin Williamson, who’s worked on The Vampire Diaires and the Scream movies.

Kevin Bacon plays former FBI agent Ryan Hardy who was forced to retire after being injured by serial killer Joe Carroll, played by James Purefoy. Hardy’s last job was catching Carroll, but ten years later Carroll has managed to escape death row and is back on the run.

As Hardy is called in to help the FBI track Carroll down, it soon becomes clear that over the last decade Carroll has built up a following, an army of killers who will do his bidding from the outside…


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The Following starts tonight at 10:00pm on Sky Atlantic