The Following is a psychological thriller television series that was created by Kevin Williamson and is produced by Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Brothers Television. It features an all-star cast that includes Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Maggie Grace and Natalie Zea.
James Carroll was an English literature college professor during the day that was especially fond of Edgar Allan Poe. By night, he was a highly intelligent serial killer that would kill innocent young women to honor his favorite Gothic author. During his crime spree he managed to kill 14 students on the campus where he taught before he was captured.