I am actually quite enjoying Kevin Williamson’s The Following. It certainly is not hitting the heights of other horror TV series like The Walking Dead, yet there is something exciting and fun about it. I am not sure just how the series will stretch its story, but the inclusion of new characters just past the midway point proves the show still has some ideas up its sleeve.
If anything, the main catch for me is seeing the rejuvenation of Kevin Bacon, and for that reason alone I am extremely happy that Fox have granted the show a second series. A press release has all the details:
The Press Release:
FOX has ordered a second season of the year’s most thrilling new series, “THE FOLLOWING,” it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
“From the very beginning, we felt Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega had created a high-quality, edge-of-your-seat drama that could break from the pack, and it is exciting to see the audience responding,” said Reilly. “Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy have given us two of the most compelling characters on television, and the entire cast is incredible. I’m delighted to have this thrill ride continue on FOX for another season.”
After only six airings, “THE FOLLOWING” is already the No. 2 broadcast drama and the No. 3 drama overall this season with Live+7 ratings. Since it launched, the psychological thriller has also quickly established itself as one of the most buzzed-about series in social media, ranking as the No. 1 new broadcast drama in total social comments.