Fox’s insane psychological thriller The Following is set to return Sunday, January 19th with a two-night event. The premiere event will follow the NFC championship game and will conclude Monday, January 20th, following the season 1 finale of Fox’s newest hit, Sleepy Hollow. Creator and Executive Producer Kevin Williamson has been busy casting a slew of new players for the sophomore season The Following.
Check out the spoilery list of additions below and hit the comment with your season two speculations!!
Carrie Preston is set to guest star on the highly anticipated second season of The Following. The fiery and stunning Preston will have her eyes on one man: Serial killer Joe Carroll~James Purefoy! Oh, you heard me right! even though Carroll was presumed dead in the season 1 finale, Purefoy’s surprise Comic-Con appearance locked in his status as a series regular in season 2.
Preston is set to play Judy, Joe’s most loyal groupie. Basically, she’s the Penny Lane of serial-killer groupies!
Judy isn’t the only newbie The Following fans will be meeting in season two. Homeland veteran, Valerie Cruz has been tapped to play an NYPD detective, Gina Mendez. Mendez will work closely with Agent Weston~Shawn Ashmore. SHe is described as “hard as nails,” and will first appear in season two premiere, which picks up a year after the events of the season 1 finale. These new additions, come after the casting of Ryan’s new love interest, Connie Nielsen ~ Gladiator, and Dexter alum Sam Underwood, one of season 2′s new villians.
It was spoiled earlier that Ryan Hardy’s~Kevin Bacon niece would play a decent size role in season 2. 90210 star Jessica Stroup has been cast as a series regular. Stroup will play Max, an NYPD cop working in the Intel Division and will become a very essential part to her uncle Ryan’s ongoing battle with Carroll’s cult. It’s also been hinted at, that something might develop between Max and Agent Mike Weston~Shawn Ashmore. It’s been spoiled that their first interaction is full of sparks, even if they aren’t of the romantic persuasion.
Yet another new addition to The Following’s premiere cast in season 2 is Beautiful Creatures’ Tiffany Boone as Mandy Lang. She is described as an impressionable young girl who gets wrapped up in Joe Carroll’s~James Purefoy cult. However, Mandy doesn’t go in willing.