WHAT: FOX is promoting the thrilling and chilling series premiere of THE FOLLOWING by dropping 10 mysterious photo booths in high-traffic locations across the country. Curious fans will step into branded booths to take photos and will be able to add one of four custom overlays themed to the show such as having Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) seated next to them, see Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) sneaking up behind them or have Poe-esque writing (like the key art) written all over their faces. For those who are unable to visit the booths, the same photo-altering app will be available on Facebook for fans to experience THE FOLLOWING.
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 17 - Monday, Jan. 21
WHERE: New York (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, daily): - Jan. 17-18 - News Corp. Building - 1211 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 - Jan. 19-21 - South Street Seaport -- 19 Fulton Street New York, NY 10038
Los Angeles (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, daily): Hollywood and Highland Complex -- 6801 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028
Boston (12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, daily): Faneuil Hall -- 1 South Market Street Boston, MA 02109
Dallas (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, daily): West End Village -- 3699 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Atlanta (12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, daily): Atlantic Station -- 391 17th Street Northwest #1012 Atlanta, GA 30363
Houston (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, daily): The Houston Galleria -- 5085 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056
Seattle (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, daily): Pioneer Square -- 201 1st Ave South Seattle, WA 98104
Phoenix (4:00 PM - 12:00 AM, daily): Mill Ave. -- 401 South Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281
San Diego: The Gaslamp Quarter -- 45 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 - Jan. 17, 20 & 21 - 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Jan. 18 & 19 - 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Based on the promos, the network clearly sees Bacon as the principal draw, and he's fine as the world-weary investigator. Still, Purefoy -- whose mixture of charm and malevolence dates back to "Rome" for stateside viewers -- steals virtually every scene he's in as the brilliant psychopath, whose ability to seduce, even through prison bars, is a pivotal aspect of the plot.
As tightly constructed as the early episodes are, a skeptic will no doubt ask how this premise can be sustained beyond its initial season, much less forevermore, and it's a fair question -- especially since the detectives often seem to be several moves behind the bad guys in the opening chapters. Darkness has its place, but outright bleakness can be a tough sell, especially for mass consumption.
James Purefoy Is there one person you'd follow? No, no. I'd never do that. I'm not even a believer in any kind of deity. I believe in myself, I believe in my family and friends. But no, an outsider? They're always ripping you off, whoever they are.
A new clip has arrived from Episode 1.12 of "The Following," entitled "The Curse," and instead of series creator Kevin Williamson narrating it, this time around we have writer Amanda Kate Shuman giving us the lowdown.
"The Following" Episode 1.12 - "The Curse" (airs 4/8/13; repeats 4/13/13) Ryan (Kevin Bacon) and the FBI discover a follower who might be able to lead them to Joe Carroll's (James Purefoy) location. Agent Weston (Shawn Ashmore) returns to the case, but his run-in with the cult may have had a bigger impact on him than anyone originally thought. Meanwhile, Claire (Natalie Zea) and Emma (Valorie Curry) come face-to-face for the first time since Joey’s (Kyle Catlett) kidnapping.