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'The Following' adds series regular to replace Jeananne Goossen

Kevin Williamson is looking for a new female face to lead the FBI pursuit on his highly anticipated new thriller, "The Following." In the pilot Jeananne Goossen plays FBI agent Jennifer Mason, who partners with Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) to track down serial killer Joe Carrol (James Purefoy). It's already been announced that Goossen's option was not picked up, but the character has not been recast.In the second episode, they realize that Carroll is a much greater threat, and Mason will head back to Quantico as the feds send in an expert on cult behavior.This will be Agent Debra Parker. Producers are looking for an actress in her mid-30s to early-40s to play Debra, who is described as 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... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/the-following-adds-series-regular-to-replace-jeananne-goossen.html

'The Closer' Kyra Sedgwick on husband Kevin Bacon's 'The Following': 'A great part for him'

Kyra Sedgwick is closing one chapter of television in her household, but another is about to open.Husband Kevin Bacon will star as an FBI agent dealing with a network of serial killers on FOX's midseason series "The Following," and Emmy winner Sedgwick -- whose TNT police drama "The Closer" begins its final run of six episodes Monday, July 9 -- has plenty of advice for him as he starts his first continuing TV gig since his early-1980s stint on the now-defunct CBS daytime serial "Guiding Light.""It's so crazy," a laughing Sedgwick tells Zap2it about the couple's two series dovetailing. "I don't think that his could have happened while I was doing mine, but I guess it could have. It is so very interesting, though ... and I can only hope to be as supportive and loving and wise as he was for me."Sedgwick read the "Following" pilot script while Bacon was considering it ("We always... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/the-closer-kyra-sedgwick-on-husband-kevin-bacons-the-following-a-great-part-for-him.html

Kevin Williamson’s The Following (FOX) First Look with Kevin Bacon

Take a first look at FOX’s new series  The Following  which premieres this Fall 2012 on Mondays at Midseason 2013. THE FBI estimates there are currently over 300 active serial killers in the United States. What would happen if these killers had a way of communicating and connecting with each other? What if they were able to work together and form alliances across the country? What if one brilliant psychotic serial killer was able to bring them all together and activate a following? Welcome to THE FOLLOWING, the terrifying new thriller  from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (" The Vampire Diaries ," "Dawson’s Creek," the "Scream" franchise). When notorious serial killer JOE CARROLL (James Purefoy, "Rome") escapes from death row and embarks on a new killing spree, the FBI calls former agent RYAN HARDY (Emmy-nominated actor Kevin Bacon, "X-Men: First Class") to consult on the case. Having since withdrawn from the public eye, Hardy was responsible for Carroll’s capture nine years ago, after Carroll murdered 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature. Hardy is a walking textbook of all-things Carroll. He knows him better than anyone; he is perhaps Carroll’s only psychological and intellectual match. But the Ryan Hardy who broke the Carroll case years ago isn’t the same man today. Wounded both physically and mentally by his previous pursuit of this serial killer, it’s been a long time since Hardy has been in the field. This investigation is his redemption, his call to action. In contrast to nine years ago, Hardy isn’t calling the shots on this case. He works closely with an FBI team, which includes all-business and tough-as-nails JENNIFER MASON (Jeananne Goossen, "The Vow,"  ALCATRAZ ) and young, razor-sharp MIKE WESTON  (Shawn Ashmore, "X-Men"). The team considers Hardy to be more of a liability than an asset. But Hardy proves his worth when he uncovers that Carroll was covertly communicating with a network of killers in the outside world. It quickly becomes obvious that he has more planned than just a prison escape, and there’s no telling how many additional killers are out there. The FBI’s investigation leads Hardy to CLAIRE MATTHEWS (Natalie Zea, " Justified "), Carroll’s ex-wife and mother of the criminal’s 10-year-old son, JOEY (newcomer Kyle Catlett). Close during Hardy’s initial investigation, Hardy turns to Claire for insight into Carroll’s next move. The tension rises when Carroll’s accomplices kidnap his intended last victim from nine years ago. Hardy becomes ever more determined to end Carroll’s game when he realizes that this psychopath intends to finish what he started. The thriller will follow Hardy and the FBI as they are challenged with the ever-growing web of murder around them, masterminded by the devious Carroll, who dreams of writing a novel  with Hardy as his protagonist. The reinvigorated Hardy will get a second chance to capture Carroll, as he’s faced with not one but a cult of serial killers. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/14/kevin-williamsons-the-following-fox-first-look-with-kevin-bacon/