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THE FOLLOWING Bosses on a Ryan Hardy-Centric Season 3, Michael Ealy’s New Big Bad, and More

February 9, 2015 by  
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We’re just three weeks away from the two-hour season premiere of THE FOLLOWING, and things are set to be a bit different when the show returns.

First of all, the Joe Carroll chapter of the series is over. While Carroll made it out alive (and James Purefoy’s Carroll will appear on the show)  — thanks to an alternate ending not making the final cut —  the focus of the show will shift more fully to Kevin Bacon’s Ryan Hardy. (And Ryan will have to contend with a new baddie this season.)

There’s also been a behind-the-scenes transition in showrunners, as THE FOLLOWING creator Kevin Williamson has handed over showrunner duties to a trio of show vets: writers/executive producers Brett Mahoney and Alexi Hawley, as well as director/executive producer Marcos Siega. (Williamson has been focused on CBS’ STALKER.)

I spoke with Mahoney and Hawley about the transition to showrunning THE FOLLOWING, “moving the center of the show,” why fans of THE FOLLOWING newbie Michael Ealy will be excited by the season, and more…

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ONCE UPON A TIME: Lana Parrilla and Jennifer Morrison Tease Emma and Regina’s Tension in ‘Breaking Glass’

October 26, 2014 by  
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ONCE UPON A TIME’s Emma and Regina team up to search for the Snow Queen in tonight’s brand new episode, and the (one-sided) tension between the duo makes things a bit difficult.

“Regina’s the one who’s mad at her,” Jennifer Morrison (Emma) pointed out to reporters on the show’s Vancouver set. “Regina is the one who is frustrated [Emma] brought Marian back. Emma is determined for them to be friends and allies; they’ve gone through too much to go back to being enemies in her mind.”

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THE FOLLOWING: Showrunner Jennifer Johnson to Exit

August 29, 2014 by  
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THE FOLLOWING’s new showrunner Jennifer Johnson is leaving the Fox drama to focus on developing new projects for WBTV, a source confirms.

Johnson’s exit (which was first reported by Deadline) comes less than three months after she joined the series, and just a month after she appeared at Comic-Con to promote the show. She had been brought in to replace THE FOLLOWING creator/showrunner Kevin Williamson, who stepped down from his day-to-day duties to focus on his new series, STALKER.

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THE FOLLOWING: Marcos Siega and Jennifer Johnson on Keeping Joe Alive, the Stakes for Ryan in Season 3, and More

August 12, 2014 by  
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For two seasons, Ryan Hardy’s obsession with catching Joe Carroll (and the duo’s twisted relationship) drove THE FOLLOWING’s storytelling. But now, Joe has been recaptured — and won’t be escaping — while Ryan will be facing a brand new threat in season 3.

So how will the series handle the massive shift in the show’s dynamic? And why did they ultimately opt to keep Joe alive after filming an alternate ending where he was killed? After the show’s Comic-Con panel, director/executive producer Marcos Siega and new showrunner Jennifer Johnson spoke with reporters about that, how James Purefoy (Joe) handled being in the dark about not knowing his character’s fate, and more…

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THE FOLLOWING: Jennifer Johnson Joins as the New Showrunner

June 16, 2014 by  
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THE FOLLOWING has a new boss: Jennifer Johnson — who created CHASE and has written for ALCATRAZ, LOST, COLD CASE, and GANG RELATED (to name a few) has joined the Fox drama as the new showrunner, a rep has confirmed. THE FOLLOWING creator (and former showrunner) Kevin Williamson will remain involved, but his main focus will be his new CBS drama, STALKER.

Deadline was first to report Johnson’s hiring.

Are you excited to see what Johnson brings to the table?

Related:

THE FOLLOWING Season 2 Finale Post-Mortem: Marcos Siega on the End of the Joe Carroll Chapter, the ‘Epic’ Alternate Ending, Season 3, and More
THE FOLLOWING’s James Purefoy on the Season 2 Finale: ‘Your Enemy’s Enemy Becomes Your Friend’
THE FOLLOWING Season 2 Finale: ‘Forgive’ Photo Preview

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