The Following

The Following series teaser
The Following - Teaser
The Following series banner


Notorious serial killer Joe Carroll, after being found guilty of murdering 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature, escapes from death row. The FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy to consult on the case, as he was the one responsible for Carroll’s capture in 2003. Ryan, working closely with an FBI team, including Mike Weston and FBI Specialist Debra Parker, piece together the ever-growing web of murders orchestrated by the devious Carroll.


  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Rating: 8.2 (86 votes)
  • Runtime: 45 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 2013 - 2015
  • Episodes per season: 15
  • Network: FOX (US)


The Following - season 1

Season 1 (2013)

Rating: 7.6
The Following - season 2

Season 2 (2014)

Rating: 7.8
The Following - season 3

Season 3 (2015)

Rating: 7.7

Characters and Actors

Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy in The Following

Ryan Hardy

Actor: Kevin Bacon
James Purefoy as Joe Carroll in The Following

Joe Carroll

Actor: James Purefoy
Also in: Rome, Altered Carbon
Shawn Ashmore as Mike Weston in The Following

Mike Weston

Actor: Shawn Ashmore
Jennifer Ferrin as Molly in The Following


Actor: Jennifer Ferrin
Sam Underwood as Mark / Luke in The Following

Mark / Luke

Actor: Sam Underwood
Also in: Fear the Walking Dead
Connie Nielsen as Lily Gray in The Following

Lily Gray

Actor: Connie Nielsen
Jessica Stroup as Max Hardy in The Following

Max Hardy

Actor: Jessica Stroup
Also in: Marvel's Iron Fist, 90210
Annie Parisse as Debra Parker in The Following

Debra Parker

Actor: Annie Parisse
Also in: The Pacific
Adan Canto as Paul Torres in The Following

Paul Torres

Actor: Adan Canto
Nico Tortorella as Jacob Wells in The Following

Jacob Wells

Actor: Nico Tortorella
Kyle Catlett as Joey Matthews in The Following

Joey Matthews

Actor: Kyle Catlett
Natalie Zea as Claire Matthews in The Following

Claire Matthews

Actor: Natalie Zea
Valorie Curry as Emma Hill in The Following

Emma Hill

Actor: Valorie Curry
Michael Ealy as Theo in The Following


Actor: Michael Ealy
Also in: Almost Human
Tiffany Boone as Mandy in The Following


Actor: Tiffany Boone
Warren Kole as Roderick in The Following


Actor: Warren Kole
Hunter Parrish as Kyle in The Following


Actor: Hunter Parrish
Also in: Weeds, Quantico