01/17/2013 03:57 pm ET

How 'The Following' Came From 'Scream 3'

Kevin Williamson rose to prominence thanks to the rampant popularity of his still-scary script for 1996's "Scream."

On January 21, Williamson will launch his sixth TV series, Fox's terrifying "The Following," starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy as two brilliant brains locked in a battle of wits. Turns out, it's taken more than 15 years to get this series to television as Williamson tells me he first thought of the idea while writing the original "Scream"!

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