I stumbled across this fantastic clip earlier today released by Fox; a five minute recap of their new show The Following which stars Kevin Bacon.
The show has aired five episodes so far, and for viewers who haven’t tuned in yet they can see exactly what they’re missing.
After the big promotional campaign Sky Atlantic invested in, in the lead up to The Following’s premiere earlier this year I decided to give the show a whirl and have found it to be great television so far.
Borrowing elements from shows such as CSI and on some levels Manhunter and the Silence of the Lambs, the show centres around a cult of serial killers created by the incarcerated Joe Carroll. It is left to former FBI Agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) to solve Carroll’s riddles and find a child kidnapped by members of the cult.
The role of Carroll is played with such verve by James Purefoy, who certainly resonates with Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter, playing cat and mouse with Hardy and the entire FBI.
Creator Kevin Williamson previously found fame in the late nineties by penning Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Halloween H20.
Here’s the clip: