Mondays have just gotten more chilling, and it has nothing to do with the winter weather. The Following — from Vampire Diaries creator Kevin Williamson — premieres on FOX tonight, January 21. 

The show revolves around a cult of serial killers. Kevin Bacon stars as Ryan Hardy, an ex-FBI agent who once captured vicious murderer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). When the serial killer escapes from death row, Hardy has to drag himself out of a bottle of vodka to pursue him again.

We had a chance to view the pilot, and it’s shocking, twisted, and not for the faint of heart. In other words, we highly recommend it. TVD’s executive producer Julie Plec says its pretty much mandatory viewing for fans of the WIlliamson’s vampire show. “And if you don't watch it, then your #tvdfamily card may get revoked. Seriously, it's a fantastic new series,” she tweeted.

Consider yourselves warned!

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