Two years ago, Kevin Bacon considered many projects and offers when deciding to star on his first television series. What made “The Following” the perfect choice for him? We will ask him about that selection and the first two seasons when he joins us for a live chat this Wednesday, May 28, at 12:00 p.m. PT/ 3:00 p.m. ET on Gold Derby’s home page.
When the series began in 2013, Bacon’s character of Ryan Hardy was a former FBI agent called back into service to help capture the escaped serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). That 15-episode season ended with Carroll seemingly burned up in a fire and Hardy possibly stabbed to death.
This year’s second season begins in New York a year later as Hardy and his niece Max Hardy (Jessica Stroup) are trying to prove Carroll is alive and are tracking him down. A new cult led by Lily Gray (Connie Nielsen) and her twin sons are also trying to lure Carroll out of hiding. The season finale “Forgive” features a car crash, smoke bomb, confrontations, and ultimately a nightmare with a dead body.
Bacon is a past Emmy nominee for his role in the 2009 telefilm “Taking Chance” (losing out to Brendan Gleeson for “Into the Storm”). He won the Golden Globe and SAG Award a few months later for that performance. He has also received SAG nominations for his supporting role in the film “Murder in the First” and ensemble nods for “Apollo 13” (win), “Mystic River,” and “Frost/Nixon.”
His long film career began with “Animal House” in 1978 and has included hits like “Diner,” “Footloose,” “Tremors,” “JFK,” “A Few Good Men,” “Hollow Man,” and “X-Men: First Class.”
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