"The Following" cast has been at work on one of TV's buzziest new shows for months and Monday, Jan. 21 will see their work debut to the world.
"I think I'm most excited for fans to be surprised," Kevin Bacon told HuffPost TV. "That's the kind of thing that makes this show interesting, in the same way that I -- when I picked up the script and read it, I said 'Wow, I didn't see that coming.' I didn't know anything about it. They just sent it to me and I just picked it up, all I knew was Kevin Williamson was involved with it. It's a page-turner and I feel like it's a great thrill ride."
The cast, including Bacon, James Purefoy and Shawn Ashmore, assembled for the premiere at the New York Public Library on Friday, Jan. 18 and told The Huffington Post who they'd follow and what they're most excited for fans to finally see.
The series hails from "The Vampire Diaries" and "Scream" veteran Kevin Williamson and centers on Ryan Hardy (Bacon), an ex-FBI agent with a smorgasbord of problems. He's come out of retirement to help re-catch a serial killer, Joe Carroll (Purefoy), who has developed a cult following of people willing to murder in his name.
"The story, Kevin Williamson's story," Purefoy told HuffPost TV. "That's the most exciting thing about it because the twists and turns on this show are more varied and more numerous than that in your intestine."
Williamson said he's ready for fans to see what the show has to offer besides the scary aspect of blood and violence.
"I'm excited for people to sort of -- I want them to see what else is there," Williamson said. "You see the previews and it comes off as this scary thriller starring Kevin Bacon. It is that, but it's also a hybrid show. There's a drama going on, there's a love story, there's all these other elements running through it. There's a lot more than just sort of the scare and the blood. I'm excited for the audience to see that."
Find out who the cast would follow in real life by clicking through the slideshow below.
"The Following" premieres Monday, Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. EST on Fox.
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