FOX’s new serial killer drama The Following is about to unleash a bloody reign of terror on the small screen.

The Vampire Diaries and Dawson’s Creek genius Kevin Williamson is the mastermind behind the crime thriller, which stars Kevin Bacon as former FBI agent Ryan Hardy and James Purefoy as dangerously brilliant serial slayer Joe Carroll. So, when can we expect to begin sleeping with the lights on?

Scarily soon.

The Following will kick off its murderous game of cat and mouse on Monday, January 21 at 9/8c on FOX.
Head here for a quickie synopsis of the show.

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