Kevin Williamson's new, sure to be a hit drama, The Following has cast Broadway and screen actress Annie Parisse as Kevin Bacon's opposite. Parisse is taking the role of Debra Parker, previously played by Jeananne Goossen in the pilot episode. The regular role of Debra Parker has been reworked and is described as follows.
Debra is a study in contradiction. She can be extremely mannered and polite, friendly with a great sense of humor - then rip you to shreds if necessary. She'll follow the rules one minute and break them the next - even change them if it suits her. She isn't afraid to use her sexuality to get results, and get them she does -- in fact, she's known for her success and her track record has few black marks.
The Following is set to premiere mid-season on Fox and is a thriller, centered around ex-FBI agent Ryan Hardy~Kevin Bacon who is leading the hunt to find diabolical serial killer, Joe Carroll~James Purefoy and his newly enacted cult of serial killers.