FOX’s “The Following” is part thriller, part horror and part crime drama which is poised to have many fans. Maybe even a cult following.
From the previews, “The Following” appeared to be FOX’s replacement for the supernatural thriller series “Fringe”. However, the show is not supernatural in nature which makes it so much scarier. The show revolves around Professor Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), an Edgar Allan Poe-obsessed writer and serial killer.
The pilot begins with Carroll’s escape from Virginia Central Penitentiary’s death row, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. Law enforcement scrambles to not only find him but also protect those specific people in his life who may be targets.
It’s been eight years since the murders but the feeling for Hardy — it’s as if it was yesterday.