THE FOLLOWING: Get A First-Look at Season 2 & Meet the New Characters

Last year’s #1 new series THE FOLLOWING returns for another intense, killer season on CTV, with a special preview airing Sunday, Jan. 19 on CTV, directly following the NFC Championship game. The series moves to its regular timeslot of Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Jan. 27 on CTV and CTV GO.

Season 1 reached a deadly conclusion with a suspenseful stand-off between Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and the show’s puppet master, Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), going up in flames. The season came to a close with Hardy and Claire Matthews (Natalie Zea) stabbed by Hardy’s former lover, Molly, a Carroll follower.

Season 2 catches up with Hardy one year later at the anniversary of Joe Carroll’s death and in the wake of a horrific new murder spree, which furthers Hardy’s suspicion that Carroll’s reign of terror is far from over. Joining the cast this season are Connie Nielsen (LAW & ORDER: SVU), Jessica Stroup (90210), Sam Underwood (DEXTER), and Tiffany Boone (Beautiful Creatures):

(L-R) Connie Nielsen, Sam Underwood, Tiffany Boone, and Jessica Stroup in CTV’s THE FOLLOWING

(L-R) Connie Nielsen, Sam Underwood, Tiffany Boone, and Jessica Stroup in CTV’s THE FOLLOWING

  • Connie Nielsen stars as ‘Lily Gray,’ a Soho art dealer, who finds herself in trouble. When Ryan Hardy comes to her aid, a connection begins to form which causes even more problems for her.
  • Sam Underwood plays the role of ‘Luke,’ a very complicated and dangerous young man who may or may not be a follower of the late Joe Carroll.
  • Tiffany Boone stars as ‘Mandy Lang,’ an impressionable young girl who finds herself to be the newest member of Joe Carroll’s cult, whether she likes it or not.
  • Jessica Stroup stars as ‘Max,’ Ryan Hardy’s niece. And in Hardy tradition, Max is an NYPD cop, currently working in the Intel Division. Max reconnects with Ryan and she becomes a valuable ally.

How will these new characters play out in the web of Joe Carroll’s cult? And will Carroll finally finish “The Next Chapter” of his book? 

The New Ryan Hardy Promo