The Following’s New Cast Members & Spoilers Revealed!**VIDEO**
According to Amy Wilkinson of EW online, there will be a few new faces on The Following in season 2. EP Marco Siega had this to say about his newest characters and spilled some spoilers for the upcoming second season:
After cleaning up the splatter from the cliffhanger finale, The Following will fast-forward a year, where former FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) is recovering nicely, thanks in part to niece Max (played by 90210 grad Jessica Stroup). And the handcuffs don’t fall far from the squad car (if you know what we mean), with Max carrying on the family business of law enforcement. “It’s an important part of the setup,” executive producer Marcos Siega explains of Ryan’s relationship with his niece, who not only lends him moral support, but tactical support as well.
And Edgar Allan Poe knows he’ll need it, what with a new group of acolytes inciting murder and mayhem in Joe Carroll’s name. Watch out for the baddest baddie of the bunch, angelic-looking Luke, played by British actor Sam Underwood — no stranger to homicide best practices, having served as a short-lived apprentice to Dexter Morgan.
“Sam Underwood is fantastic,” Siega enthuses. “He plays one of the characters that every episode [fans] can’t wait and see what he’s gonna do, and it’s been so much fun to shoot that story, and I think the audience is really gonna dig that.”
According to Siega, however, the most significant new character may just be Lily Gray, a “potential love interest” for Ryan, played by Connie Nielsen.
“We meet her in one of the big set pieces in the first episode,” Siega says “She’s a victim of an attack and Ryan — he’s asked to come in and see if he can contribute anything to it by the FBI. He’s taken by her, and she’s taken by him as well. I think that’s an important setup and planting that seed as a potential for something in episode 1.”
What does that mean, then, for Ryan’s romance with Claire (Natalie Zea), who we last saw getting back-stabbed, quite literally?
Teases Siega: “I think loss as a theme on our show has been a big motivator for characters, and let’s look at it that way.”
AND THIS FROM SANDRA GONZALEZ AT EW:
The second season of Fox’s The Following will find Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) turning over a new leaf. He’s teaching, sober, and no longer involved in law enforcement in any capacity. But as you might guess, things don’t stay that way.
“Ryan’s actually trying to put the pieces back together but he can’t get away from Joe Carroll and Joe’s cult,” previews executive producer Kevin Williamson in the exclusive video below.
The problems for Ryan start when a cult of Joe’s followers stage a terrifying attack on a subway car that leaves many people dead and Ryan hesitant to get involved in the investigation. Or so we think. “There is a Jekyll and Hyde aspect to Ryan this year,” Bacon says. “On the surface he’s really keeping it together but in the darker corridors of his psyche, maybe not so much.”
Watch the video for more scoop on the upcoming season.
Season 2 Preview!
The Following returns with episode 2×01 Resurrection on Sunday Jan. 19th, 2014 10:30/9:30c on FOX.
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