Fox has released the official synopsis for the series premiere of Kevin Williamson's new thriller, The Following. Kevin Bacon stars in his first network series, which is set to premiere January 21st.
- Former FBI agent, Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) is called out of retirement to track down Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) after he escapes from prison.
- Hardy works closely with an FBI team, which includes young, razor-sharp Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore).
- The investigation also leads Hardy back to Claire Matthews (Natalie Zea), Carroll’s ex-wife and the mother of the criminal’s young son, Joey (newcomer Kyle Catlett).
- Hardy soon discovers that Carroll has an ever-growing cult of followers.