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A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.

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3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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 Ryan Hardy (45 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Mike Weston (45 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Joe Carroll (45 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Mark / ... (30 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Max Hardy (30 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Emma Hill (29 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Claire Matthews (23 episodes, 2013-2014)
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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? Written by Jack

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They will never let go. See more »


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21 January 2013 (USA)  »

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The characters Mark and Luke, the twins in season two, are played by one actor, Sam Underwood. Every scene that they are in together had to be filmed twice and pieced together post-production. A few scenes, however, are filmed with stunt double Shan Agish switching out roles. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: The Following (2017) See more »

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Off to a great start.. and a great deal of idiots..
22 January 2013 | by (Iasi - Romania) – See all my reviews

I'm going to make this special - 2 reviews in 1. The first will be about the actual series and the second about, well.. idiots.

First thing's first. It's certainly a great start - and I'm not talking just about the good, tragic, dramatic plot but the cast too. We all know that having Kevin Bacon in a movie is a great plus but having James Purefoy as the charismatic serial killer is absolutely amazing. The characters fit on Kevin and James like a glove and they, developing a "nemesis relation" really highlight one another.

The start of the series was off the charts, it was action filled, in a word - extraordinary! Half way through it, I immediately asked myself: How can they keep this up for at least a season?! The answer came in no time. Excellent! Now for the second part of the review. After delighting myself with this first take on "The Following", I jumped back here to see how many people felt just as excited about this new series as I was. Unfortunately, I immediately saw a great deal of idiotic, so-called reviews.

I feel I have the right to call them idiots for a simple reason. Through the magic of deduction, those who complained and rated this '1' read the description (at least the one here on IMDb). Now, I ask you this: You have to be an idiot to read "psychotic serial killer" in the plot and expect him to plant flowers and feed the children in Somalia, right? Damn right! I urge these people to go back either to "Lady and the Tramp" (which was good by the way).. or to those that paid for the disgusting reviews.

Final note: This review is posted after the 1st episode and my rating is 9/10. This will probably (hopefully not) drop as we advance into the story.

GREAT START!

After season 1 addition: Americans / Brits.. if you feel your cops are smarter than this, then.. you've been fooled by all the Sherlock Holmes movies. They are damn straight dumb, and they don't give a s*it about you.. just like in The Following.


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